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Major traffic changes expected soon at Barnes Elementary

Posted at 7:08 PM, Nov 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-14 20:22:53-05

Help is on the way for Barnes Elementary parents who have been dealing with a major traffic congestion when they drop their children off at school.

The traffic on Toronto Drive in front of the school, parents say, is notorious for backing up.

However, the city is working with the Corpus Christi Police Department in order to install “no parking” signs in front of the school as an effort to keep traffic moving.

The congestion has also caused headaches for residents living near the school.

Sometimes, they claim they can’t get out of their driveways because of the traffic. There are also safety concerns for the children kids who walk to school.

“Make sure that … all go in a group to make sure that I’m not only looking out for mine but trying to look out for others just because it can get crazy out here,” local resident Chris Boone said. “Everybody is on the go and everybody is in a rush. Nobody is really paying attention to what is going on.”

The “no parking” signs will take effect during school traffic hours. Barnes Elementary administration plans will be revealed within a couple of months.

The signs will continue on Oso Parkway, to the north of the teacher parking lot, and down to Toronto Drive.

All traffic in the horseshoe area must exit left and traffic in the teacher parking must exit right.