Recently the state of Kentucky did its biannual inspection of the bridge on Salem Creek Rd. The results of that inspection showed deterioration has occurred enough to the bridge to mandate a weight restriction be imposed on the bridge effective immediately. Unfortunately our school system’s buses exceed that weight limit. This is causing us to reroute the manner and times in which students are normally picked up by. First, we will be unable to provide bus service for any students who live on Salem Creek Rd. between KY-16 and the bridge at this time. This is because the bus may not cross the bridge and there is nowhere to turn a bus around once on Salem Creek Rd. Second, this affects pick up times for the students who live on the following roads: Salem Creek, Violet, Courtney, Eads, Oak Creek, Maddox, Vest and Salem Creek Estates.
The following information reflects the new route time’s students will be picked up for Middle School, High School and Elementary:
Cape Cod Circle MS/HS 6:58 Elem. 8:20
Courtney Rd MS/HS 6:40 Elem. N/A
Eads Rd MS/HS 7:05 Elem. 8:24
Nantuckett Way MS/HS 6:57 Elem. 7:41
Oak Creek Rd MS/HS 7:25 Elem. 7:35
Salem Creek Rd MS/HS 6:55 Elem. 7:38
Violet Rd MS/HS 6:45 Elem 8:00
We are aware these changes may cause inconvenience to many of the students and parents who are affected by this. Again, this decision was made by the county in conjunction with the state highway department. Both the county and state highway department are working to find a long term solution to this issue. However, it is a safety concern and we are committed to providing nothing less than safe transportation for our students. If you have any question feel free to contact the transportation department at (859) 485-1861.
Thank you for your cooperation as we work toward a solution with this issue.