Construction to affect traffic patterns

Posted August 26, 2019

Facilities upgrades at several Plymouth School District schools will lead to different traffic patterns for the start of school Sept. 3.

All drivers are asked to please pay attention to signage and slow down in school zones. Parents and others dropping students off or picking them up also are encouraged to allow extra time and to keep children away from moving traffic as much as possible.

These traffic patterns are likely to changes as construction advances, so please watch for updates on our Facilities Information page.

 

Parkview Elementary School

Traffic patterns at Parkview remain as they were in the spring.

 
graphic showing morning traffic and parking areas at Fairview
graphic showing afternoon traffic and parking areas at Fairview

Fairview Elementary School

There will be different traffic patterns for morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up. At either time, there will be two safe walking areas, the sidewalks on each side of the Salem Drive “loop.” Kindergarten and 4K families are encouraged to park in the Salem Church lot and walk their students to and from the building on the path north of the church.

In the morning, students may begin arriving at 8:30 a.m. The “loop” will have two lanes:

  • The inner lane is an exit only lane so drivers can leave the area efficiently. There is no stopping in the inner loop to drop off children.
  • The outer lane closest to the school is the drop-off lane, only for children ready and able to exit the passenger side on their own. If a child needs adult assistance to exit, or needs to exit on the driver’s side, the driver will needs to park in a stall or on Kensington Avenue.

In the afternoon, traffic will work very much as in years past. Parents may park and wait for students in the parking spots on either side of the “loop” or on Kensington Avenue. The “loop” will have two lanes:

  • The inner lane is an exit only lane so drivers can leave the area efficiently, as in the morning. There is no stopping in the inner loop to drop off children.
  • Buses will be parked in the outer lane, closest to the school.
 
graphic showing traffic and parking areas at PHS

Plymouth High School

All students and visitors need to park in the south (student) lot. Students can enter at the lobby (Door #1) in the morning. Those arriving later in the day and all visitors need to enter at District/PHS entrance (Door #2).

The north circle in front of the technology wing will be for buses (and staff members accessing the staff parking lot). Student drop-off and pick-up will move to the north end of the student lot. Those who arrive early for pick-up should park in a stall in the lot, rather than wait in the line.

 

About the facility upgrades

The projects will improve safety and security, expand learning opportunities, and provide better access to education, wellness and recreation for students and the community.

Parkview, where construction begin in May, is receiving a more secure entrance, a new gymnasium and a new cafeteria. The walls of the new gym are in place, and the new facilities are expected to be ready for use later this fall.

Fairview also is receiving a more secure entrance, a new gymnasium, and a cafeteria. Demolition of the previous gymnasium and lobby has taken place, and work is expected to be completed in early 2020.

At Plymouth High School, crews are remodeling and updating the science classrooms to create modern labs. Parking and traffic improvements will make the front of the building safer and more accessible. Work is expected to wrap up this fall on the PHS addition, which will house an indoor multipurpose facility, fitness center, and locker rooms. Any remaining PHS projects, including renovations to the kitchen and cafeteria, are to be completed next summer.

Learn more:

• Visit the Facilities webpage for detailed information about access to each school.