Thursday, November 26, 2020

New Traffic Signal and Traffic Plan for Carroll High School

Parents and teens, are you ready? Classes for Carroll ISD schools begin next week on Monday, August 22!

The Southlake Police Department, along with the City and Carroll ISD leadership, are working to ensure parents and teens are aware of the new traffic signal at the north entrance of Carroll High School on White Chapel.

The traffic signal is part of the North White Chapel improvement project. The City commissioned a traffic study for this project, which noted there is adequate pedestrian foot traffic to warrant a crossing signal at Ascot and White Chapel.

The new traffic signal is a significant change for drivers who will be dropping-off or picking-up students at CHS. It’s important that drivers take a look at the *attached map and become familiar with the flow of traffic and follow the directions as shown.

North Entrance

  • A new traffic light will be installed and operational at the north entrance to CHS
  • The traffic signal will operate fully during peak drop-off and pick-up times at CHS
  • During non-peak times, the light will flash red for CHS/Ascot vehicles. Please stop then proceed with caution if no traffic on White Chapel. (During non-peak times the traffic light flashes yellow for vehicles traveling north or south on White Chapel.)
  • Drivers may turn left or right on White Chapel or go forward onto Ascot exiting CHS
  • Buses will exit the front drive onto this entrance before and after school
  • If turning north, please yield to buses so they may stay on schedule
  • The student drop-off is on the northwest corner of the building (Cafeteria loop)
  • Student parking will use the north entrance

South Entrance

  • Traffic may exit Right Turn Only onto White Chapel (South)
  • There are two student drop-off locations:
  1. The south entrance to the campus
  2. The athletic entrance on the west side

Front of Building

  • The front circle will be the Bus Pickup & Drop-off ONLY location before and after school
  • No cars may pass a parked bus in the front circle
  • No cars may park on the school side of the front circle from 7:30-8:15 a.m. or 3:00-3:50 p.m.

The Southlake Police Department will have its School Resource Officer, Officer David Tatsak, on site to help keep traffic moving efficiently. Drivers can assist officers by adhering to the traffic pattern outlined on the map.

Police Chief James Brandon says, “This will greatly ensure a smooth transition during peak drop-off and pick-up times. There will also be a significant police presence around the school to make sure everyone obeys the traffic laws. The safety of our kids is of the utmost importance.” Additionally, if your child is walking to and from school, they are encouraged to use the crosswalk at the new light.

Additional police officers, along with SROs, will be on hand at all CISD schools during the first weeks of school. Parents are encouraged to allow extra travel time when dropping-off or picking-up children from school to allow for any construction in the area or heavy traffic.

If you have any questions, please contact our Office of Traffic Management at (817) 748-8130 or message us on the DPS Facebook page.

CHS Traffic Flow Plan 2016-17 (dragged)