Discussion Set on Woodsdale Elementary School Traffic Issues in Wheeling

Photo by Heather Ziegler This alley at the rear of Woodsdale Elementary School could be restricted to traffic during certain hours of the day in the new school year if the Wheeling Traffic Commission approves a request from school officials.

Ohio County Schools officials are seeking relief from parking issues surrounding Woodsdale Elementary School during certain school hours.

At 2 p.m. today, the Wheeling Traffic Commission will hear four requests from school officials regarding limiting parking in certain areas around the school, restricting traffic in alleys during school hours and as classes are dismissed and students are picked up by parents and buses.

The meeting will take place in Wheeling City Council chambers on the first floor of the City-County Building.

Among the requests concerning the Woodsdale school are:

∫ Request for Poplar Avenue from W.Va. 88 to alley at rear of school — No Parking Zone on both sides of street during school hours.

∫ Request for Poplar Avenue from W.Va. 88 to alley at rear of school — No through traffic (both directions) from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

∫ Request for Maple Avenue and W.Va. 88 — No Left Turn during dismissal time from 3:45-4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday.

∫ Request for permission to use the alley congruent with the alley at the rear of the school from Poplar to Walnut Avenue for additional traffic overflow staging of cars in the event the staging area at the rear of the school and at Poplar Avenue is insufficient for the volume of pick-up cars.

In other requests before the commission today are:

∫ From Arlene and Carl Nickerson, 42 Biltmore Ave., for handicapped parking space in front of residence;

∫ From Cynthia Young and neighbors for three-way stop sign at Betty Street and McClurg Avenue;

∫ From Tim Birch to limit parking to one side on Jayson Street in Glen Hollin, from Glen Hollin Road to Faircrest.