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Traffic Flow Changes Around Elementary Schools Begin Next Week

Bickerdyke Traffic ChangesThe 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 Russell's elementary schools.

The Russell City Council approved the recommended changes, which will take effect the week of August 19.

These include the 100 and 200 blocks of West 4th Street becoming an eastbound one-way street and the 100 blocks of East 13th and East 14th becoming one-way streets, East 13th westbound and East 14th eastbound.

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 School:Simpson Traffic Changes

  • Kindergarten – north and east side of the school
  • 1st Grade – west side of the school

Bickerdyke Elementary School:

  • 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

For more information about traffic flow changes, contact the Russell Police Department at 785-483-2121 and for additional information about the preferred student pick up locations, please call USD 407 at 785-483-2173.

(Information courtesy City of Russell.)

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