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D161 board considering Western Avenue traffic study to address backup situation

Looking to improve traffic flow during peak arrival and dismissal periods at Western Avenue Elementary School, Flossmoor School District 161 is considering a study that also includes parking supply.

Associate Superintendent Fran LaBella presented a plan to the board of education on Monday, Dec. 13, that would pay Eriksson Engineering Associates Ltd. $7,500 to complete the study. LaBella noted there have been traffic issues at the school, which is located on Western Avenue, a major thoroughfare.

“If you’ve been there, especially after school, we tend to back up Western Avenue because there’s not enough room in the . . .

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