Traffic alerts with start of school in Waynesboro

waynesboro2editsWaynesboro Public Schools resume classes this Wednesday morning, August 20.  Motorists traveling throughout Waynesboro should expect more congested roads in the morning and afternoon due to school buses and additional school related traffic.

Due to the added traffic, motorists should allow extra travel time for the first few days of school to ensure they get to their destinations on time.  Also, motorists should be aware of students walking on sidewalks or biking to school along the road.  Crosswalks near schools will also be heavily travelled with seven intersections being under the control of a school crossing guard who work for the Waynesboro Police Department.

Extra officers from the Police Department will be on duty on the first day of school focusing on the enforcement of traffic laws related to school speed zones, school buses, crosswalks, etc.

The following list details each of the seven Waynesboro Public Schools, crossing locations and times, and other relevant traffic related information:

 

Waynesboro High School –

  • school begins at 8:25 AM and dismisses at 3:20 PM
  • three crosswalks on West Main St and one on South Poplar Avenue/students self-cross
  • 300 block of South Poplar Avenue closed due to utility work

 

Kate Collins Middle School –

  • School begins at 8:20 AM and dismisses 3:10 PM
  • One crosswalk on Ivy Street/under control of crossing guard 7:45-8:30 AM3:00-3:30 PM
  • Speed limit goes from 25 MPH to 15 MPH on Ivy Street during school traffic
  • Right Turn Only out of school from student drop off – THIS IS NEW THIS YEAR

 

Elementary School Schedules – 8:10 AM tardy bell; 2:35 PM dismissal

 

Berkeley Glenn Elementary School –

  • One crosswalk at Windsor Road & Jefferson Avenue/under control of crossing guard 7:30-8:20 AM2:30-3:05 PM
  • Speed limit is 25 MPH

 

Wenonah Elementary School –

  • One crosswalk at the entrance of the school on N Bayard Avenue/under control of crossing guard 7:35-8:20 AM;2:35-3:10 PM
  • One crosswalk at 8th Street & N Augusta Avenue/under control of crossing guard 7:35-8:10 AM2:35-3:05 PM
  • Speed limit is 25 MPH

 

Westwood Hills Elementary School –

  • One crosswalk  at the entrance of the school on Rosser Avenue/under control of crossing guard 7:30-8:15 AM;2:30-3:05 PM
  • One crosswalk at the intersection of 13th Street & Rosser Ave/under control of crossing guard 7:35-8:10 AM2:40-3:00 PM
  • Speed limit goes from 35 MPH to 25 MPH on Rosser Ave during school traffic

 

William Perry Elementary School –

  • One crosswalk at the entrance of the school on King Avenue/under control of the crossing guard 7:30-8:20 AM;2:30-2:50 PM
  • Speed limit goes from 35 MPH to 25 MPH on King Ave during school traffic

 

Wayne Hills Center

  • School opens at 8:00 AM and dismisses at 2:15 PM
  • Speed limit is 25 MPH

 

Anyone with questions regarding school traffic related laws may contact the Waynesboro Police Department at (540) 942-6685.

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