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Back-to-School Traffic Reminders
August 6th, 2013
The traffic flow at St. Pius X is typically chaotic during the first few days of school. To help ease potential problems and facilitate a smooth pick-up and drop-off experience, we ask that at the beginning and end of the school days you pick-up and drop-off your students at the rear of the school. Enter the driveway, bear right, and follow the driveway behind the school. For pick-up, cars may queue starting at the loading dock by the school bookstore.
Here are a few tips that may get you to your destination faster when entering and exiting the school parking lot:
An alternate route available when driving to St. Pius X on I-85 South, parents and students have the option to exit at Chamblee Tucker Road and proceed south on the access road. Take a right at Appling Place and then a left on Dresden Drive. Continue down Dresden to the stop light on Shallowford and take a left. This will allow you to make a right turn onto Johnson Road and a right turn into the St. Pius X parking lot.
Students and parents are not to use the Shell stations as turnaround points. The area is highly congested in the morning and presents a dangerous and hazardous condition. It is illegal to make a u-turn on Shallowford in order to enter Johnson Road.
When leaving campus, traffic flow out of the school parking lot will be eased when cars turn right onto Johnson Road. From the 4-way stop sign at Johnson and Plaster Roads, vehicles may turn left or right to get back to I-85 northbound or southbound.
If you turn left onto Plaster Road, take an immediate right onto the access road south. About ½ mile down the access road there is a "fly-under" I-85 where you can get on the access road north. This will bring you back to the light at Shallowford Road where you can enter I-85 north. Southbound I-85 can be accessed at Clairmont Road.
If you turn right onto Plaster Road at the 4-way stop sign, Plaster will take you to Buford Highway or you can take the first right off of Plaster Road, which is Dresden Court. Dresden Court deadends into Dresden Road. Turn right onto Dresden Road, and follow it until you reach the light at Shallowford Road. Turn right on Shallowford to get back to I-85 north and south.