As students and school staff return to the classroom next week, please remember to use extra caution in your travels. Bus routes will be back in force with stops throughout the county. School zones are typically crowded during drop-off and pick-up times but the first few weeks of school are especially congested. Please be patient in these areas and allow extra time in your commute.
School, public safety as well as city and county engineering staffs typically monitor traffic patterns during the first month of school to determine if any unusual situations are occurring. These observations help local governments determine whether modification to current traffic plans are needed, enhancements are warranted or whether the current plan is appropriate for the traffic pattern in place.