Board mulls traffic tie-ups

WILTON- To relieve parking and traffic problems at Florence Rideout Elementary School when students are being dropped off and picked up, should Prince Street be made one-way from Maple Street to Tremont Street?

The School Board and a couple of residents discussed that issue on Wednesday. Police Chief Brent Hautanen will be invited to a future meeting to discuss the situation. An officer should observe the area on foot, board members said, to see what the problems are.

Traffic is one-way around the school, from Park Street on Livermore Street to the school, and back to Park Street on Tremont. Prince Street, however, is two-way, but cars are parked on both sides of it, reducing it to one lane.

The problem has existed for some time, Principal Edmond Heffernan said.

“But it has gotten worse every year as more parents drive their children to school,” he said.

Assistant Superintendent Carolann Wais said she thought “something could be worked out” with the Police Department.