Traffic problems not expected at Edwards high school
Edwards, CO Colorado
EDWARDS, Colorado – Battle Mountain High School’s brand new Edwards campus opens in the fall, and anticipating the potential traffic problems the new school could create was no afterthought for the Eagle County School District.
The school district did a traffic study with Eagle County about two years ago to figure out if new development in Miller Ranch, specifically June Creek Elementary, Battle Mountain High School and Red Canyon High School, would seriously affect traffic through the area.
“We worked with the county extensively going over traffic patterns and such,” said Brooke Skjonsby, spokeswoman for the Eagle County School District. “All recommendations were followed and we have more than adequate space in front of the schools.”
The school district added a round-about and turn lanes to improve traffic flow during the two 15 to 20-minute school traffic times, she said. The traffic study concluded that traffic through the area would be adequate in some spots, good and fairly good in others, and excellent in some areas through the year 2030.
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