Wake schools need better planning
Regarding the March 20 article in Southwest Wake News, “Apex, Wake schools negotiate site plan”: Where was the thinking of the Wake County School system in the building of Apex Friendship High School? Knowing that the second school – Apex Friendship Middle – was going onto the same location, why didn't they consider doing all the road work while the first school was being built? In addition, we, the surrounding neighborhoods of the school, still have to put up with congestion around the high shcool in the early morning hours.
If this is an example of planning, Wake County Public Schools need to do a better job. Congestion around the school between 7 and 7:30 a.m. is still a challenge, between the buses getting into the school, blocking traffic on nearby roads and the problems getting out on Old U.S. 1.
It still isn’t obvious to some drivers that the turn lane onto Humie Olive Road is only for turning right. Many close calls have occurred with people not realizing they are in a turn lane and decide to go straight while drivers coming out of Humie Olive Road are trying to turn left onto Old 1. A light needs to be considered to prevent a serious accident from happening with the increased traffic.
Why is hindsight always better than foresight?
Terry Kelly, Apex