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Posted on: August 12, 2019

Traffic Flow Changes around Elementary Schools Begin Next Week

The City of Russell and USD 407 have been collaborating on ways to reduce congestion, improve traffic flow and parking, and increase safety measures for families and students around the elementary schools.

The city council approved the recommended changes, which will take affect the week of August 19th.  These include the 100 and 200 blocks East 3rd Street and East 4th becoming one-way streets.  And the 100 and 200 blocks of 100 blocks of East 13th and E. 14th becoming one-way streets.  No Parking Zones and Loading Zones have also been updated.   USD 407 has also identified preferred pick up locations for students based on grade levels.  These locations are:

Simpson Elementary Schools

Kindergarten – North and East side of the school
1st Grade – West side of the school

SES with PU

Bickerdyke Elementary Schools

2nd Grade – West side of the school
3rd Grade – East side of the school
4th Grade – South side of the school
5th Grade – South side of the school

BES with PU


For more information about traffic flow changes, contact the police department at 785.483.2121 and for additional information about the preferred student pick up locations, please call USD 407 at 785.483.2174

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