Access via Craigside Drive will be restricted

The Haldane school district plans to experiment with a new traffic pattern on campus in the fall.

The change is the result of discussions with the Cold Spring police and fire departments about cars parked in the circle at the center of campus, which has a fire lane. School officials said that in two cases where the fire department was called to the school during the morning rush, first responders were slowed by traffic as parents and buses dropped off students.

During the pilot program, access to campus via Craigside Drive will be restricted to teachers, staff and buses. Parents will enter via the Cedar Street Spur for drop off and pick up and loop around to exit onto Mountain Avenue. Cars will no longer be allowed to park in the circle during the day.

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