Let's talk about the new traffic pattern at Hartford High School


Submitted 4 months ago

This morning, the Hartford Police Department—which, by the way, are impressively communicative with the public—took to Facebook to explain the newly implemented changes to traffic flow in and out of Hartford High School, in time for the start of the school year.

Whether it makes things more efficient, cue the outrage no matter what. Change is hard.

Here are the salient details of the traffic flow changes that the PD announced, distilled into handy bullet points because you're welcome:

  • Entering the high school complex via Rt. 5, between 7:15 and 8:30am, ONLY BUSES will be permitted to proceed straight through to the drop-off zone past the gymnasium

  • Between 7:15 and 8:30am, ALL CARS must turn right and follow the loop in front of the school to drop off students, then continue and exit the same way the buses are entering (toward Rt. 5)

  • Buses will exit from the back of the complex onto Highland Avenue

  • This same pattern will be in effect during afternoon pickup hours as well, between 2:15 and 3:30pm

If any of this is still confusing, not to worry. We're assured that during the first week of school an electronic sign will be posted along with an officer (in the morning) to guide traffic.

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