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How can we get traffic control devices installed in front of Bellamy Elementary School?

Jason Gonzales
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Bellamy Elementary School

Bellamy Elementary School.

The full question:

“There is a need for some traffic control on Sanders Road in front of Bellamy Elementary School. There are so many cars at the beginning and end of the school day. Trying to make a right or left turn is unsafe. There are also no flashing school zone lights and some people use … Sanders Road as a cut-through from Carolina Beach Road to River Road. How can we get some help in this matter?”

And the answer:

Traffic at Sanders Road in Front of Bellamy Elementary School is being caused by the high number of students who do not ride school buses, according to New Hanover County Schools spokeswoman Crystal Buie.

Because of that traffic, the district and the N.C. Department of Transportation are looking at the feasibility of a school zone warning/caution light on Sanders Road.

This would help make the area safer for parents and children, she said.

Of the approximately 640 students, Buie said, 294 students ride the bus. That means more than half of the student population is dropped off and picked up by parents, after-school programs, caregivers, etc.


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One Response to “ How can we get traffic control devices installed in front of Bellamy Elementary School?”

  1. On November 7, 2011 at 9:43 pm Kelley wrote:

    A feasibility study for a flashing light to inform drivers of a school zone? Are you kidding me? This should be standard for all schools. I know Alderman and Codington have them. Furthermore, Codington has a deputy that often directs traffic during daily drop offs. Why doesn’t Bellamy have flashing lights? a deputy directing traffic? Something needs to be done before a tragedy occurs.



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