News Review
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Start of School/Road Closure Updates
Tuesday, August 31st is the first day of school - Watch for Children
Posted Date: 8/30/2010 3:30 PM

The City of Gillette would like to remind drivers that school begins tomorrow (Tuesday, August 31st) and it should be a cool, crisp day for students to head back to school.

Drivers: Pay attention while driving, observe posted speed limits and be on the lookout for pedestrians.

cross walk picture
State law requires drivers to yield to pedestrians entering or within a crosswalk,
and the Gillette Police Department will be performing Directed Enforcement Traffic
Patrols in and around School Zones on the lookout for pedestrians!

Road Closure updates related to Schools (these aren't all the road closures, but will help assist you with driving when school begins tomorrow):

6th Street/4-J Road
6th Street is closed from Rockpile Boulevard to 4-J Road and from 4-J Road to Rohan Avenue.  4-J Road is open for through traffic.  This closure is for the installation of permanent stoplights at that intersection and should be completed in 2 to 3 weeks.

6th Street and 4J
6th Street Closure at 4-J Road

Lakeway Road/Oakcrest Drive Intersection
Oakcrest Drive is closed from Knollwood Drive to Lakeway Road.  Through traffic is allowed on Lakeway Road but there are flaggers.  Please drive safely in this area and give construction workers a brake!  This work is part of the Burma Avenue extension.

Lakeway and Oakcrest
Construction at Lakeway Road/Oakcrest Drive intersection.

12th Street entrance to Campbell County High School - North Campus
The 12th Street entrance to CCHS - North Campus will be closed until approximately September 8th.  Please note: this will add additional traffic to Camel Drive -  students and visitors to CCHS should keep that in mind when driving to North Campus.  This is a school district project.

12th Street entrance to CCHS
12th Street Entrance to CCHS - North Campus

Brooks Avenue Railroad Crossing
The Brooks Avenue Railroad crossing will remain closed until later this week (Friday, September 3rd) or early next week (Tuesday, September 7th).  This closure is for the city's Quiet Zones project.

Brooks crossing
Brooks Avenue Railroad Crossing

4th Street/Carey Avenue intersection
The 4th Street/Carey Avenue intersection will be closed until Friday, September 3rd at 5:00 p.m.  Through traffic is not allowed down 4th Street at Carey Avenue or on Carey Avenue from 3rd Street to 5th Street.  The closure is part of the City Hall Parking Lot Remodel Project.

4th and Carey
4th Street/Carey Avenue Closure

Again, these aren't all the road closures, but the ones that have a good chance of affecting drivers and pedestrians on the first day of school.  Please drive safely and watch for pedestrians.

For more information contact Public Information Officer Joe Lunne at 307-686-5393.