Drop off and pick up times cut at Coder

Tim Sansone (Freese and Nichols), Stan Lynch (Freese and Nichols), Superintendent Derek Citty (Aledo ISD), Precinct 4 Commissioner Steve Dugan, Aledo Mayor Kit Marshall, Parker County Judge Mark Riley, Ed Bell Constructions Project Manager Stan Allen, Russell Carter (Ed Bell Construction Project) and Scott Atwood (Freese and Nichols) were on hand for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate recently-completed road work near Coder Elementary School on Tuesday. 

Drop off and pick up times at Coder Elementary are down by 50 percent since road work near the Aledo school was completed in late August, according to a news release sent by County Public Information Officer Joel Kertok.

Aledo ISD Superintendent Derek Citty said the drop off and pick up times had been reduced from 22 minutes to 11 minutes. 

“We are moving our kids into and out of school at drop off and pick up times faster and safer than ever. This new road has been a blessing,” the superintendent said.

The work was part of the county’s 2016 transportation bond and involved the reconstruction of Vernon Road and Dean Drive, which feed from East Bankhead Highway to Coder Elementary School.

A new turn lane onto Vernon Road and Dean Drive was also added, Kertok said.

The improvements have decreased traffic congestion in the area already, Aledo Mayor Kit Marshall said.

“This important partnership and the improvements to our infrastructure increases safety significantly and has improved our mobility through a once highly congested area,” the mayor said.

Precinct 4 Commissioner Steve Dugan praised the work done near Coder Elementary and said more 2016 bond projects are in progress, including “widening of the double curves on White Settlement Road east of FM 3325.”

“We are also working on design plans for improved drainage to East Bankhead, for drainage and additional work on East Bankhead from FM 1187 to Ranch House Road,” Dugan said.

For more information on all 2016 transportation bond projects across the four precincts, visit www.parkercountytransportation.com.

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