School Board approves road development

Published 9:32 am Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Stanly County School Board unanimously approved a motion to create a four-lane extension to Millingport Elementary School to help reduce afternoon traffic during a special called meeting Monday evening.

The plans were first presented by Todd Bowers, SCS director of facilities maintenance, during a facilities committee meeting last week.

The four-way extension would be added onto the current two-way road into the school and would cost approximately $60,000. The four lanes would then flow into a single lane for parents to pick up the students.

Bowers said around 75 to 80 cars would be able to be stacked in the four lanes during school pick-up.

He said the issue has been brought to his attention for the first time this year, mainly due to Millingport being a late-start school.

The money will come out of the school system’s capital fund.

The paving contractor, C. K. Earnhardt & Son, Inc. of Albemarle, will start working on the project as soon as possible, Bowers said.

About Chris Miller

Chris Miller has been with the SNAP since January 2019. He is a graduate of NC State and received his Master's in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He previously wrote for the Capital News Service in Annapolis, where many of his stories on immigration and culture were published in national papers via the AP wire.

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