Move the School away from Wilkes Lane

Move the School away from Wilkes Lane

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Alex Ryan started this petition to Williamson County School Board

Dear Williamson County School Board and concerned neighbors,

In the last month, Williamson County Schools has proposed plans for the development of a new elementary school in Spring Hill. This school would be located off of Wilkes Lane near Shannon Glen, Tanyard Springs, and Publix. If anyone has been on Wilkes Lane recently, then they know it to be a narrow two-lane road with numerous drop offs and no sidewalks. As well, it already has quite a bit of traffic. Wilkes Lane used to only exist for the neighborhood of Shannon Glen, but now leads into Autumn Ridge and other new neighborhoods behind Shannon Glen. 

Spring Hill is known for setting its eyes on starting infrastructure before fixing road situations. We can look at Main Street in Spring Hill in general for that, or more specifically, we can look to Spring Station Middle School and Summit High School near Buckner Lane for precedents of that. Buckner Lane traffic in the morning and afternoons is backed up due to it being, again, a two-lane narrow road with no sidewalks. We do not want to fight that traffic on Wilkes Lane. There are also dangers that goes into such a narrow road. If we do not fix the road, we run into risks of students walking to school being hit by distracted and speeding drivers. A problem only compounded by the emergency vehicles needed to solve those issues.

Heritage Elementary and Middle School are less than 2 miles away from any house in Shannon Glen, we do not need another elementary school so close. However, we understand that Williamson County Schools, some of the best schools in Tennessee, are growing, but we ask you to either: 

Fix Wilkes Road FIRST or do not build the school here. Do not approve the proposed rezoning without consideration to traffic patterns. 

 

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