, Corbin, KY


January 13, 2012

New school in dire need of a traffic light

In the past few years there was a new school built just a couple of miles away from my house. It is the new, and very modern, primary school for the little kids. The school itself is very nice and technologically advanced, but there are many things that are needed to be done to get up to date since this place had been constructed only two years ago.

The school is big and has a lot of land that it was built on. But what it doesn’t have a lot of room on is the two exits coming out of this huge place. In the mornings there are hundreds of parents and people, in particularly, that pull out of the parking lot after dropping their kids off and they pull on to Black Diamond going right then follow all of the other cars that drop their kids off and they all wait to pull on to Fifth Street. This line to get on Fifth Street could get up to around 150-180 yards and could take anywhere from 5-10 minutes and even longer if there is a school bus waiting to pull out.

I have had to wait on this line about every day this year and the last as well. It sometimes makes me just a couple minutes late to school. I think something that would help with this problem is a stop light unit at that four way. It is needed very much and surely some of the children’s parents would agree as well. It is a problem and not too expensive to fix.

The least that could be done would be to put a cop or some type of traffic director down at that intersection, like the Corbin Middle School has. If even that was done I’m sure there would be a lot of less stress created by this giant backup.

Adjustments are still being made to this school and I think that this would be a very useful and much needed change made to increase efficiency, and reduce traffic in the Black Diamond roads in the mornings. Thank you.


John-Morgan Hamilton

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