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Scottsbluff Public Schools and City of Scottsbluff Develop Safety Plan for 27th Street Traffic

Scottsbluff Public Schools and City of Scottsbluff Develop Safety Plan for 27th Street Traffic

The City of Scottsbluff and Scottsbluff Public Schools have jointly determined that the following actions are necessary to better support the safety of students and pedestrians crossing 27th Street, as well as drivers, between Broadway and 5th Avenue:

  • The City of Scottsbluff will reduce the speed limit on 27th Street between Broadway and 5th Avenue to 20mph at all times
  • A crossing guard will be stationed on 27th Street between 3rd and 4th Avenue during school hours and, as possible, during heavily trafficked special events
  • There will be increased police presence on 27th street to issue citations for speeding as well as pedestrians who are crossing 27th and not using designated crosswalks
  • In addition to new signage recently installed through a partnership between the School District and the City, the two entities are exploring further such enhancements to be considered over the course of the coming weeks
  • The Tri City Roadrunner bus stop South of Scottsbluff High School will be relocated or eliminated
  • The above changes are planned to start on Monday, May 6 due to safety concerns when school is in session and will continue throughout the summer due to the many year round activities that occur in that vicinity including sporting events, graduation, performances and other community events
  • The City of Scottsbluff and Scottsbluff Public Schools will jointly fund a study to be completed by a qualified engineer to evaluate traffic patterns and potential long term improvements in the area adjacent to Bluffs Middle School, Scottsbluff High School, Bear Cub Preschool, CHOICES and St. Agnes Elementary.