Change in traffic flow coming to Kentucky Street in Quincy

The Early Childhood Center hopes to increase safety.

If you live around the Early Childhood Center in Quincy, there's a change coming that you may want to keep a look out for.

Representatives from the Quincy Public Schools approached the city transportation committee, and requested that traffic on Kentucky stop for three times a day.

Because their program will be moving to five days a week, the school will be using Kentucky Street between 8th and 9th for loading and unloading of buses.

Kentucky Street runs along side of the school, and during the school year, traffic can get bothersome.

The three time slots during the school day where traffic would halt will be for just 20 minutes each, starting at 10:50 a.m., 11:20 a.m. and 3:05 p.m.

Early Childhood Center Director Julie Schuckman hopes that this increases safety outside of the school.

"We want safety of kids first. Unfortunately, some people don't notice the red stop arm on busses, and they run it. And because of that, if a kid would run out they could get hurt, so we want to make sure every protection is in place. We talked with our neighbors and they've been very supportive. We'll make sure everything we do is for the best of kids," Shuckman said.

Schuckman also said approval for the traffic amending will take place Monday evening at the Quincy City Council meeting.

The change would then go into affect when school comes back in session.

According to the Quincy Public Schools website, the first day back for students is Wednesday, August 21.