Board of Trustees Chairperson Kim McKinley has lived through more than a decade of dealing with traffic congestion in South Windsor around Vincent Massey Secondary School and Glenwood Public School.
The abscence of stopping or parking areas in the neighbourhood around both schools has caused years of difficulties with cars dropping off or picking up students at the schools. "I was a parent of students at these schools and as a Trustee for the area, I am very familiar with the issues," said Mrs. McKinley.
On November 10th she had the pleasure of cutting the ribbon to open a 400 metre laneway running between the 2 schools which, it is hoped, will alleviate some of the traffic problems and enhance safety for students, as well as improving relations with neighbours who experience the traffic daily.
The 2 lanes of blacktop - one way, beginning off Norfolk Street - are divided for cars destined for Glenwood and others with students at Massey. Vehicles can exit either left or right at the top of the drive onto Liberty street.
The board paid $850 thousand dollars to create the laneway, all on Board property. Funding came from the grant provided by the Ministry of Education for school renewal needs.