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Changes in Traffic Flow & Halloween Information for BENNET ELEMENTARY.

Construction, Traffic Flow, and Halloween Parade Information for Bennet Elementary

Panther Families,

 We just wanted to provide all of you with a quick update regarding a couple of areas that will help us to ensure that safety remains our top priority as we continue to navigate the challenges of having school in a construction zone.  

Construction Traffic Flow Update:

As the construction traffic at Bennet continues to increase in the coming weeks and months, we want to provide all parents with an update on traffic patterns at Bennet.

  • Buses will park in the bus cutouts (bus lane) along the north side of Dogwood street. 

  • There will also be a stop sign in place at the northeast corner of Dogwood and Jefferson street.

  • We are currently in contact with the city to propose lowering the speed limit along Dogwood, west of Jefferson street, to 15 mph.      

  • Please also be aware that we are proposing a speed monitoring device along Dogwood street to decrease traffic speed in that area. 

  • Reminder that Dogwood street is a “one way only” beginning at the intersection of Dogwood and Jefferson streets.  Adams street is also “one way only” traveling south from Dogwood. 

Halloween Parade Information: 

  • On Tuesday, October 31st, Bennet Elementary will have their annual Halloween Parade starting at 2:10 p.m. 

  • Parents who would like to view the parade can stand on both sides of Dogwood street during the parade, as the street will be closed during the duration of the parade. 

  • Please know that parking will be limited, so please arrive early.

  • All students will begin the parade by exiting out the main entry and walking down Dogwood street (students will walk in the middle of the street).

  • Please check the front page of the district website for any weather-related changes to the parade route. 

Thank you for your flexibility as we continue to find the most effective way to keep our students, staff, and families safe during construction.