Drop-off drama continues over school traffic loop

Posted at: 02/11/2014 8:06 AM
By: Nikki Ibarra, KOB Eyewitness News 4

It's been a little more than a month since Jefferson Middle School opened their controversial traffic loop.

The Albuquerque Public Schools district said it would ease traffic before and after school, but people who live near campus said parents aren't using the loop.

KOB Eyewitness News 4 got an email from a viewer who wrote that parents are dropping their kids off on residential streets to avoid driving through the loop. He wrote that it's causing more traffic, only this time, in front of people's homes.

Neighbors are concerned about an alley way on the north side of campus that connects a residential area to the school. That alley way seems to be a popular drop off spot for many parents. People who live nearby said there's lots of traffic in that area and drivers speed there as well.

Since the district announced plans to do the loop, neighbors have been vocal about how they don't think it will solve the traffic problem.

APD says there's no law against dropping someone off on a residential street. They plan on sending an officer to the area this week to check things out.

The entrance for the loop is on Girard. It takes parents through the campus and drops them off on Lomas.