To the editor:
The traffic is bad at Free State High School. Students can barely get in or out of Free State around 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Two roads lead to Free State: Wakarusa Drive and Folks Road. Due to single-lane roads traffic is always backed up. Students cannot leave when they need to, whether it is to go to jobs, sports, after-school activities or medical appointments.
Another road leading to Overland Drive would give a better flow of traffic and less chance of accidents. If there were a fire or other emergency at the school, it would be very difficult for emergency equipment to respond in a timely manner.
Recently, Folks Road has been opened up to traffic south of Sixth Street, which creates more of a problem because there is no left-turn signal for southbound traffic on Folks Road at Sixth Street.
The left-turn signal and the new road would also help save gas. People sit and wait at most intersections in the area to get to and from the school in the mornings and afternoons.
The traffic is bad at Free State High School and the surrounding roads. Adding turn signals and a new road would make this area a much better place to drive.