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Crang, Peters share concerns about school site

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 6th, 2012

CLINTON — Clinton commissioner of streets and public improvements Nan Crang and mayor Carolyn Peters voiced concerns Monday about access to the new elementary school construction site.

In October, school board president Buck Carter called outrageous the separate traffic studies conducted by the district and the city. The studies examined the potential traffic flow impact construction of the new school might have on nearby streets.

Carter questioned the need for two studies and criticized the city’s unwillingness to share the cost of conducting a single traffic study.

The studies cost a total of more than $12,000, each entity paying for its own study, the school district’s by Homer Chastain & Associates, the city’s by the Farnsworth Group.

Now, it appears the two studies have reached similar conclusions, recommending no changes in the locations where vehicles will enter and exit the school site.

Crang and Peters, however, still worry about the effect the project will have on traffic in the area and, in a statement Crang read during Monday’s council meeting, say Farnsworth engineers were not originally made aware of all intersections that might be affected.

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