Elberton Police and Sheriff’s Deputies Ready to Help with Back to School Traffic

August 8, 2013

Patience is a virtue; that’s a phrase that many Elbert County parents and high school students should keep in mind come Monday morning.

Traffic on the first few days of the new school year is always kind of crazy, but the Elberton Police Department, along with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Department, are going to do their best to keep things running smoothly.

Since this is the second year under the consolidated school system, Major Allen Lee says they will use what they learned last year to make things better this year.

“We have reviewed the traffic strategy we had in place last year, since it was a transitional for the faculty, students, and for us in law enforcement”, said Lee. “We had a few bumps last year, but we can learn from that and improve it for this school year.”

Lee points out a couple of trouble spots from last year, and also asks that motorists pay extra careful attention on College Avenue.

“We will have school buses picking up and dropping off students. You have to remember you have to stop for a school bus loading and unloading on College Avenue”, said Allen Lee. “Athens Tech Road will see a high volume of traffic due to Athens Tech College, Elbert Co. Elementary and ECMS. Just be patient we will get you in and out as quick as we can.”

Officers with the EPD and ECSD will be out early Monday morning and Monday afternoon to assist with traffic.

According to Lee, officers will continue to assist with traffic for the first few days until everyone gets adjusted.