“Extensive traffic delays continue to be problematic in and around Darien schools during drop-off and pickup times,” said a Darien Police Department announcement issued Wednesday afternoon.Anyone
Police are asking drivers to avoid the areas where cars line up, whenever possible.
Here’s the rest of the announcement:
Numerous strategies to mitigate this problem have been applied with marginal success. We continue to work and meet with school officials, town boards, and other town officials but simply stated, there is no easy solution or obvious remedy.
We will continue to monitor and analyze the existing issues and collectively work toward alleviating the backups.
COVID-19 restrictions governing drop-off/pickup and schools positioned in residential areas that can’t accommodate the volume of cars, continue to be the predominant factors causing the delays.
For the foreseeable future, major traffic delays should be expected around Darien schools before and after the below posted “opening” and “dismissal” times.
Motorists not having business at a particular school are strongly encouraged to avoid these areas and seek an alternate route during these time frames. Thank you for your patience.