Lufkin police release detailed traffic plan for middle school

Source: Lufkin police
Source: Lufkin police

From Lufkin Police

LUFKIN, TX - As area schools go back into session next week, the Department is reminding motorists to pay extra attention in school zones – especially Lufkin Middle School.

In light of Lufkin Middle School's parking lot renovation which is expected to last six months, the Department urges parents to review the included traffic flow plan and allow extra time for getting their children to and from school.

Eastbound Denman Avenue traffic will enter the LMS drop-off zone and be routed out of the campus via Virgil Avenue to Chestnut Street, while westbound Denman Avenue traffic will enter the drop-off zone and will exit the campus via Denman Avenue.

The Department is working closely with LMS officials and the Lufkin ISD Police Department to ensure a smooth transition as parents learn how to properly navigate the area.

It is also important to be aware of crossing zones, including the six throughout the city that are serviced by crossing guards. Those areas include:
• Denman at Chestnut
• Atkinson at Trenton
• Chestnut at York
• Denman at Cunningham
• Kurth at Sayers
• Lufkin Middle School

School crossing times are 7 - 8:30 a.m. for drop off and 2:45 - 4:15 p.m. for pickup. On early dismissal days, the pickup time is changed to 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Additionally, please note the Texas Transportation Code in reference to abiding police officers as well as school crossing guards (Disregarding a school crossing guard can come with a fine of $288):

Sec. 542.501. OBEDIENCE REQUIRED TO POLICE OFFICERS AND TO SCHOOL CROSSING GUARDS. A person may not willfully fail or refuse to comply with a lawful order or direction of:
(1) a police officer; or
(2) a school crossing guard who:

(A) is performing crossing guard duties in a school crosswalk to stop and yield
to a pedestrian; or
(B) has been trained under Section 600.004 and is directing traffic in a school
crossing zone.
The Department wishes everyone a safe and happy school year.