Thursday, October 22, 2015

Traffic at BHS/RAL

Principals Ed Joyce and Bill Hagen, along with Superintendent Chip McGee continue to hear concerns raised by parents about traffic at the Middle School High School.  It is a busy place with many pedestrians and cars, especially at the beginning and end of the day.  We ask that everyone who drives be extremely cautious and follow these rules:

1.) Follow the new traffic pattern.
2.) Yield to pedestrians.
3.) Take turns at the main intersections.

In addition, we are working on ways to ease congestion. We have already taken these actions:

-Had coaches remind players to follow the specified safe paths to their sports fields after school.
-Reminded all students to use the crosswalks and sidewalks when available.
-Reviewed these expectations with the teachers who monitor students at the end of the day.

Later this fall, we will post additional signs to assist traffic flow during the busiest times of day.

  In the longer term, we are taking these additional actions:

-Exploring traffic flow options suggested by parents and community members.
-Working with the Town of Bedford Highway Safety Committee to research the challenges faced at the intersection of Nashua and County Road and possible solutions.

If you have questions or concerns, feel free contact any of us.  Ed Joyce, Bill Hagen, and Chip McGee