Traffic Woes Around Lexington's Dunbar High School

Traffic is getting so bad around Dunbar High School, some parents are having to let their kids out in the middle of busy Man o' War Boulevard.
But school officials are working to get rid of the traffic headache.
Every morning, well before classes start at 8:25, traffic backs up around the school along Man o' War.
Officials say part of the problem results from the fact the school is overcrowded.
It was designed to accommodate 1,500 students. But this year, it has 2,100.
School officials suggest more students use school buses to get to class.
They're also telling parents not to drop off their children in the front of the school.
Instead, parents are asked to pull into the staff parking lot, go right, and as far up the lane as possible for drop offs.
You can get more information about the traffic plan by going to the school's website below.

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  • by Chris Location: Lex on Aug 22, 2007 at 05:50 AM
    Just another example of over coddeling of Americas youth. Can they not just ride with thier friends or take the bus? Come on people let these kids grow up some and learn about things without Mommy & Daddy always around. Experience comes from making mistakes and then being smart enough to learn from them.
  • by Lori Location: Lexington. KY on Aug 21, 2007 at 07:32 PM
    It's sad that Dunbar gets attention for the traffic....Clays Mill road is a MESS every morning and just gets worse each year. Traffic is backed up from Man O War to Lexington Catholic with parents delivering their 5 to 18 year olds to schools. Parents no longer trust the school systems to transport their children. The school transportation system in Lexington is a mess because no one with the administration has the guts to stand up to parents and say - if we have transportation service you are required to use it!! Parents are out of control, pampering children beyond reason. It's our duty as parents to teach independence. If we continue to baby them and deliver them to school instead of encouraging them take advantage of the services we all pay for we are doing a disservice to our children, environment and future generations. Encourage responsible citizens..encourage public transportation!
  • by Dave Location: Garden Springs on Aug 21, 2007 at 06:16 PM
    How many of the 2100 students don't even reside in the district? Enforce the rules, problem solved


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