Traffic plan for Austintown's new schools will work, superintendent says

AUSTINTOWN — Schools Superintendent Vincent Colaluca is confident the traffic plan for the district’s new schools will be able to safely get parents and buses in and out.

He still wants to remind everyone to remain patient and attentive when driving through the school zones.

The K-2 and 3-5 buildings will open Sept. 4 with entry and exit ways for both schools, and a separate area for buses. Safety is a priority, especially after two crossing guards were hit last winter.

“It will be very safe for both entities,” Colaluca said.

The school board has approved R.T. Vernal Paving and Excavating Inc. of North Lima to pave the site for $1,295,200. Colaluca said other areas, such as playgrounds, may still be worked on after the opening of the schools.

“We will definitely be functional,” Colaluca said.

Traffic will function with two entry and exit ways from Idaho Road. Lloyd Loop will be dedicated to the 3-5 building and Lynn-Kirk Loop will be dedicated to the K-2 building. Watson Way will be an entrance and exit between the two buildings that will be specifically for buses.

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