The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


June 4, 2014

School, city talk traffic (with VIDEOS)

CLINTON — Construction on the new Clinton Middle School is nearing completion, and as the finishing touches are added to the building and surrounding property, preparation for student arrival has begun.

Of those preparation steps, travel safety is the number one concern for Clinton School District officials and implementing the tools to ensure that safety is on board for the next round of construction.

In order to implement those tools though, the school district now is looking to the city of Clinton to assist their efforts.

During a Clinton Committee of the Whole meeting Tuesday, Clinton School District Superintendent Deb Olson along with Clinton School Board President Jim McGraw spoke to the council about the status of the middle school, adding that now is the crucial time to address traffic concerns on the surrounding streets because traffic already has increased in the area.

“Having watched several of the council meetings it kind of came to mind that maybe there were some things that we should share so that you have a better idea of what’s going to happen come Thanksgiving time,” McGraw said.

The two largest items the school district is asking the city to consider assisting with is a sidewalk along the north side of 13th Avenue North beginning at North 11th Street, extending to the new middle school with a stop light at that same intersection.

“For us that’s really important because with a stop light being put here, it will allow children to walk to school from this area,” said Olson. “I’ve been in conversation with Jason Craft (city engineer) and Jessica Kinser (city administrator) about different things that go on. I’m going to tell you right now, just being out there, the amount of traffic that’s out there has increased greatly.”

The topic of safer school crossings came before the council during a May meeting when Craft proposed two resolutions that would lower the speed limit near the school on 13th Avenue North, coinciding with other school zones, and creating a crosswalk at the intersection of 14th Street and 13th Avenue North.

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