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High School Traffic A Challenge But New Roads May Resolve Congestion

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Each morning, city workers place perhaps 40 orange cones and post to create special lanes on Sisk Ave. A lighted, digital sign adds additional caution while a city policeman, with blue lights blinking, helps guide traffic.

New roads are being considered to relieve traffic congestion problems near the new Oxford High School.

Early morning traffic to and from the new Oxford High School continues to be a challenge as the city discusses the option of a new road connecting Sisk Ave. to Highway 30. According to Mayor Pat Patterson, city planners have begun the process of funding the new construction.
“Yes, we’ve gotten bids and are awaiting final approval to move ahead on this construction,” Mayor Patterson told HottyToddy.com. “Additionally, we are in the initial phase of looking at a road to the east and south.”
A big part of the problem has been for parents trying to drop off their children at Della Davidson Elementary and the new high school. The current traffic pattern plan, Mayor Patterson says, has greatly improved traffic flow to both the high school and elementary facility.
Alderman Jay Hughes suggests that if you are trying to get to Della Davidson Elementary, your best bet is to find a way to head north on Highway 7 and take the Sisk Ave. exit. He also cautions to please not try exiting on Sisk from Highway 7, heading north, and trying to turn left onto Sisk (unless you have plenty of time). However, if all else fails, try to arrive a little earlier as there seems to not be as much traffic at 7:15 a.m.
Currently there are three lanes used in the pattern — the Sisk Ave. lane and the Highway 7 exit ramp toward the schools and there is one lane moving away (toward town). The Highway 7 exit ramp is the dedicated lane for those turning right into Della.
The current traffic pattern is reviewable below:
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