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Middle School Campus & Traffic Congestion

August 27, 2015
Road Closures/Traffic Congestion - McCulloch Intermediate School/Highland Park Middle School 
Due to ongoing road construction near the Intermediate/Middle School campus, motorists are advised that traffic will be heavy on nearby streets as the school year begins.  This will be especially true for motorists who use McFarlin or Hillcrest to get to and from campus. 
Portion of McFarlin closed to traffic 
In conjunction with a project to keep Turtle Creek and the pond at Williams Park from overrunning their banks, McFarlin between Golf and Shannon is closed until August 2016.  The City suggests that motorists use University Blvd. to travel to and from the Intermediate/Middle School campus.
Residents who live adjacent to the construction project are able to access their homes, but through traffic is prohibited, and detour signs are in place.
Hillcrest water line improvements project
When school starts on Monday, traffic on Hillcrest south of Binkley will be one lane in each direction, and traffic on Hillcrest north of Binkley will be reduced to one lane on the southbound side.  Please note that all side streets will be open to traffic, but congestion is likely due to traffic volume, work crews and traffic cones.  This project, which will be completed in mid-September, involves installation of both 12 and 24 inch water lines to improve pressure and water flow, and enhance firefighting capabilities. The new water lines run along Hillcrest from Daniel to Potomac.  
UPPD presence on HPISD campuses
Uniformed officers from UPPD will be on all HPISD campuses in the City’s jurisdiction during the first two weeks of school to provide traffic direction and parking enforcement.
School Zone reminders

school zone sign

HPISD students return to campus on August 24.  With school back in session, the streets around the City’s various campuses will be more congested.  The police department reminds motorists that active school zones are designated by flashing yellow lights.  
  • 20 MPH is the speed limit in active school zones
  • Cell phone use and texting is prohibited in active school zones (hands-free use is allowed)
School zone times in University Park are:  7:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Hyer and U.P. Elementary, 7:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Intermediate and Middle School campus, and 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the High School.
Parents, please make sure that your children use the sidewalks when either walking or riding their bikes to school. Children should follow the directions of the crossing guard, who will make sure they cross safely.