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Driving advice? Avoid Mineral Point Avenue

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FRANK J. SCHULTZ
November 8, 2007
— Motorists can do themselves a favor and avoid Mineral Point Avenue near Parker High School today and Friday.

Workers will be digging up the street in two places in front of the school, one just east of the entrance to the student parking lot and one a few hundred feet farther to the east, said Dennis Ryan, chief engineer for the city.


A subcontractor on the Parker expansion project will be installing water and sewer laterals for the additions being built at Parker, Ryan said.


Only one lane will be open. Workers with flags will control the traffic flow. They will alternate letting through westbound and eastbound traffic.


The work was scheduled to begin this morning just after school starts, around 8 a.m. Work was to continue past the end of the school day and to continue on Friday.


Parker Principal Dale Carlson urged students who leave campus for lunch to turn west, or left, from the student lot to avoid the construction zone.


Ryan said thereís a good chance traffic will be limited to one lane on Friday morning when students are coming to school. The work is scheduled to be completed by the end of the workday Friday.


Today is also the day that Parkerís front entrance is scheduled to be closed, along with the circular drive. Parents dropping off students are asked to do so in the west-side student parking lot.


Students also could be dropped off on Waveland Road to the east of the campus or Bond Place to the south of the campus.


Students walking to school from the east are asked to use the new sidewalk and enter the building on the east side.



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