Antioch Elementary principal, police weigh in on traffic concerns

Published: Friday, November 29, 2013 at 01:30 PM.

Because the P.J. Adams Parkway-Antioch Road corridor serves many motorists, stopping traffic at the intersection resulted in numerous complaints last year, police officers said.

"It's kind of a no-win situation because of how heavily P.J. is traveled," Officer Sam Kimmons said.

"If we stop traffic to let people out of Garrett Pit (Road), all the people on Antioch would complain," Hulion said. "If we stopped people on Garrett Pit, all the (motorists in) traffic from the school would complain."

Back-ups are inevitable on winding Whitehurst Lane, which runs to the school from Garrett Pit, Hulion said.  

"You can't have that many car riders and not have traffic problems," she said. "If they want to be car riders, they're just going to have to understand there's going to be lots of traffic, and plan for it.

"We make sure pedestrians are safe. That's what we're doing there," she said. "Traffic just has to work itself out."

Contact News Bulletin Staff Writer Brian Hughes at 850-682-6524 or Follow him on Twitter @cnbBrian.

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