Traffic Headaches Lessen in Franklin Township
Though the situation was considered to be improved Thursday, after-school traffic was still backed up considerably on Southport Road. (Photo courtesy Tod J. Coumbe, Jr.)
Traffic flow near Franklin Township Schools improved Thursday. Superintendent Dr. Walter Bourke says pick-ups at Bunker Hill Elementary improved by 45 minutes compared to Wednesday.
Bourke says morning traffic went "exceptionally well" and most schools started on time. Bourke says improvements still need to be made at Middle School East, where he says too many vehicles are on roads and not on school property.
He says more kids on buses is helping with traffic flow as well. CIESC Executive Director Mary Ann Dewan says 1,800 Franklin Township students are currently riding buses, but they expect 2,000 will be riding by next week. Twelve students have stopped riding buses this week.
Bourke says they continue to make changes to improve traffic flow at all schools.