The City of Huntsville’s 7th Street Rehabilitation Construction project officially initiated August 15, 2016, and will impact the entire area in and around the Samuel W. Houston Elementary campus. This project is expected to last the greater part of the 2016-2017 school year. The City’s project will be done in 3 phases and what the district is communicating now is in response to phase #1. With the exception of a small section in front of the campus, 7th Street will be mostly shut down from Old Madisonville Road to Avenue M.
Parents/Guardians of students attending Samuel W. Houston Elementary need to pay close attention to barricades and posted directional signage placed around the campus this school year. The district anticipates an increase in congestion as required detours and mandatory rerouting of regular traffic patterns are in effect. The district recommends families make necessary adjustments to morning schedules to help avoid conflicts or delays.
Entrance to the campus will be allowed from Old Madisonville Road, only. Exiting the campus will be restricted. Traffic will be forced to Exit right onto 7th Street and make another immediate right onto Avenue P. All buses and staff members will be using Avenue P to Enter and Exit the side parking lot which will also increase traffic congestion in that area. The district asks that extreme caution be exercised when traveling through our school zone and construction areas and to expect an increase in pedestrian traffic as well.
The district and/or campus continue to communicate updates throughout the project to keep our stakeholders informed of any additional required changes to traffic patterns. As always, we appreciate cooperation and patience as the district and community work together to help keep our students, staff, and stakeholders safe. The district provides bus transportation service for all enrolled students and strongly encourages families to consider utilizing the service this school year. Bus registration is required before students will be allowed to ride and must be done through the HISD Transportation Department. If you have questions about bus service, please call 936-435-6800.