Bruce Nelson and Rick Harper with Hopkinsville-based architectural firm JKS Architecture presented two alternatives to the current situation, and the board chose the second alternative. The board has discussed this issue at previous meetings, having expressed issues with parents pulling back out onto Main Street from the current location, which is uphill and hard to see around.
“We feel like that will increase the flow of traffic,” said Trigg County School Superintendent Travis Hamby. “It will expedite our car drop-off and pick-up in the afternoons, and hopefully we actually believe it will improve the traffic flow on (U.S.) 68 in front of our buildings.”
The first option, estimated at an extra $80,000, entailed vehicles going in at the new entrance across from the John L. Street Library, while the second option, estimated at an extra $240,000, entailed vehicles coming in to the new entrance, down a straight path to the school and into a drop-off circle and back out into the new entrance.
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