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Posted on: August 30, 2016

[ARCHIVED] - Back to School: Use Caution as Students Return -

With a new school year set to start, drivers should use extra caution near schools and prepare for traffic changes.

Issaquah School District students return to class Sept. 1, 2016. Prepare for increased school bus traffic, increased pedestrian traffic and students congregating at bus stops.

During the morning and afternoon commutes, temporary traffic control will be in effect at the intersection of Second Avenue Southeast and East Sunset Way. Crews will install a permanent traffic signal at the intersection in early 2017.

Due to construction of a new Issaquah Middle School campus next door, Clark Elementary School administrators shared an updated student drop-off and parent parking plan to prepare for students' return.

On the first day of classes, speed cameras resume operation on Second Avenue Southeast near four schools — Clark, Issaquah High, Issaquah Middle and Gibson Ek High.

The photo enforcement program is active only during school days from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Only vehicles exceeding the 20 mph school zone speed limit are photographed and recorded.

To learn more about the photo enforcement program, go to issaquahwa.gov/speedcameras.

Safety Tips

By following some simple rules, you can do your part to make sure all of our children travel to and from school safely:

  • Be sure to obey all speed limits and traffic laws in school zones.
  • Watch for students walking or riding bicycles to and from schools.
  • When a school bus displays yellow flashing lights, slow your vehicle and prepare to stop.
  • When a school bus displays a red stop sign, red flashing lights and/or a guard rail, stop your vehicle — whether you’re behind a school bus or in the opposite lane approaching the stopped bus.
  • If you see any drivers breaking traffic laws in school zones, or you see anyone acting suspiciously around schools or children, call 911 immediately.

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