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Traffic Changes to Affect Students Walking to/from School

Traffic Changes to Affect Students Walking to/from School

This fall, you’ll notice several new changes to the roads near our school that will affect drivers and students who walk to and from school. The City of Woodbury has installed a new roundabout at the intersection of Lake Rd. and Pioneer Dr. The city says the roundabout will:

  • Promote lower vehicle speeds by using medians to channel and constrict traffic
  • Decrease the potential and severity of car crashes
  • Provide safety improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists

The newly installed roundabout is called a single-lane roundabout. This roundabout lets students cross one lane and a single direction of traffic at a time. Medians in the center of the roadway provide a space for them to wait for traffic to stop so they can cross the next lane.

Please ensure your child uses one of three school crossings if walking to and from school:

  • Crossing at the roundabout on Pioneer Dr.: A school crossing guard and bright flashing lights will help students cross on the northside of the roundabout on Pioneer Dr. Students who live northwest of the roundabout should then walk to or from the next crossing near Blue Ridge Dr.
  • Near Blue Ridge Dr.: A school crossing guard and bright flashing lights will help students cross Lake Rd. near Blue Ridge Dr. 
  • Near Juniper Ln.: A school crossing guard and bright flashing lights will help students cross Pioneer Dr. near Juniper Ln. Students who live south of the roundabout should only cross at Juniper Ln.

Please watch this video (woodburymn.gov/LakePioneerRoundabout) from the City of Woodbury to learn more about the new roundabout. Woodbury Police will monitor traffic and pedestrian safety during the first few days of school to ensure a smooth implementation and understanding of the new roundabout for staff, students and parents.. 

Map for safe crossings near Lake Middle School