Beginning Wednesday afternoon or at “school’s out time,” the outgoing traffic pattern at Campbell County High School will flow in a slightly different manner.
Campbell County Sheriff’s Sgt. Josh Vann said the change will cut down on the amount of time that’s invested in leaving campus, directing after school traffic and delays to four lane traffic.
La Follette bound travelers will continue to use the right lane to leave campus. Here’s where the change comes in as all traffic headed toward Jacksboro will now be able to use both the left and right exit lanes.
Vann adds the lanes will now accommodate 300-yards of Jacksboro-bound vehicles rather than 150-yards. This routine will be used the rest of the school year, and if it proves beneficial, it will become standard procedure beginning with the next school year, according to Vann.
The sheriff’s department is asking for everyone’s patience and help with safety as they exit the school. The department thanks everyone for their cooperation.
Dismissal time once took around 45-minutes. That was about 10 years ago. Adjustments improved that time to about 35 minutes. Currently, it takes about 25 to 30 minutes. That better time came about after both parking lot exit plans were reorganized. Vann estimates the change that begins today with the two-lane exit for Jacksboro travelers will take dismissal time down to between 15 and 20 minutes.
In summary, after school traffic leaving the Campbell County High School Campus will use the LEFT lane to go LEFT and the RIGHT lane to go either LEFT or RIGHT. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 04/17/2019-6AM-GRAPHIC COURTESY OF WLAF’S AARON HOPKINS)