New School Zone Hours Implemented

by Tony Vindell/LFN

In an effort to safeguard Los Fresnos student population and to provide a more convenient way for motorists, new school zone hours have been implemented at four key areas of the city.

The changes took effect this past week just as the students returned to classes after the holiday recess.

The new school zone hours are as follow:

Los Fresnos High School hours are from 7:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Lopez-Riggins Elementary hours are from 7:30 a.m.to 8 a.m. and from 2:45 p.m.to 3:15 p.m.

Los Fresnos Elementary hours from 7:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and from 2:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Resaca Middle School hours from 7:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and from 2:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

City Manager Mark Milium said they monitored the time children and school buses pass at the four crossings and found out that some the previous school zone hours were a little too long after the rush was over.

“We got together with school and TxDOT people and came out with the new hours after we analyzed traffic patterns,” he said. “In some stops, the old hours applied to 30 minutes after there was no school activity.”

He said they were able to come out with hours that still safeguard the student safety and, at the same time, take into consideration today’s vehicular traffic.

So next time, a motorist is going home, going to work or going shopping, driving lower speed limits at certain hours of the day is going to be less.

But don’t forget to follow the speed limits.

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