New Wake County schools may introduce traffic increase, officials say

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Thousands of kids in Wake County will be heading back to school Monday morning.

Thanks to several new schools opening, Wake County officials said traffic might be an issue in areas where drivers aren’t expecting it.

The Wake County Public School System added five new schools this year and hired hundreds of new teachers, but finances are coming up short.

One road in particular is expected to see congestion. Hebron Church Road in Garner will be busy Monday morning.

Students will attend class at the brand new South Garner High campus, while Garner High School undergoes renovations.

In Raleigh, students attending Brooks Magnet Elementary will be at a campus off Spring Forest Road. Kids attending Green Elementary will be back on their campus on Six Forks Road.

WCPSS says about 2,000 students will travel on Hebron Church Road each day.

The city says they’ve already made adjustments to handle the increase in traffic.

They’ve added traffic signals and turn lanes.



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