Plymouth Police Chief Addresses Traffic Flow around Lincoln Jr. High School

Plymouth City Police Chief David Bacon presented the Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety members with a solution to a traffic flow issue on school days around the Lincoln Jr. High School.

Chief Bacon said Mayor Mark Senter and City Attorney Sean Surrisi met with the Director of Safety and Security and the Transportation Director from the school corporation to address traffic issues. He said traffic gets snarled around the morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up portions of the school day at Lincoln Jr. High School.

“Traffic gets backed up on Gibson onto Liberty so we looked at ways to remedy that,” said Chief Bacon. “One solution is no parking on the south side of Gibson from Liberty Street to the circle drive. That will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on school days only.”

Chief Bacon said that all were in agreement with this solution.

“You get people that line up on the parking spots and then you get people on the street who are stopped for the circle drive also. I think this way it would just kind of free it up for that lane so cars can get off to the side and make their way to the circle drive and don’t have to worry about parked cars.”

A school official or police officer will be available the first few days to make sure drivers are aware of the change. Signs will be posted.

The board of public works and safety members unanimously approved the change.