Traffic Concerns Addressed

The school district would like to take a moment of your time to inform you of the conversations and planning that we have been involved in to improve the traffic flow in and out of our new Middle School entrance/exit along 168th Street.


The school district met with representatives from the Douglas County Engineering Department and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department this week. This group discussed safety measures that could be implemented by all three entities to make this new intersection safer for all vehicles.


Mr. Hoppes, and the staff at Bennington Middle School, have made several modifications to the procedures for the student drop-off and pick-up zones on the north and south side of the facility. These include stacking procedures for approximately 120 vehicles that can be queued up in the school traffic loop, staffing procedures before and after school, and time changes for activities and early dismissals. The goal is to develop a more controlled traffic pattern flow on and off of 168th Street.


The Sheriff’s Department will place a speed notification trailer along 168th Street for the next week to alert drivers of their speed and collect data pertaining to the number of vehicles traveling on this road and their speeds. They will also patrol this stretch of road, and issue tickets if necessary, to remind drivers of the 25 MPH school zone established for this intersection.


The Douglas County Engineering Department will place flags on the new school zone and 25 MPH speed limit signs. They will redesign striping at this intersection to create some additional visibility for vehicles exiting the school loop, and work with the district’s engineering firm to place a speed notification signal along 168th Street at the school district expense. Finally, they will work with the district’s architects and engineers to determine if guardrails can be installed along the east side of 168th Street next to the school.


Bennington Public Schools, along with Douglas County officials, will continue to monitor traffic patterns in and around the new Middle School facility during and after all of these procedures and equipment have been implemented or installed. We believe we are taking the appropriate steps to create a safe traffic flow in and out of our new Middle School facility. Thank you for your patience and support as we continue to add facilities to accommodate our student growth. 


Dr. Terry L. Haack

Supt., Bennington Public Schools





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Bennington High School · 16610 Bennington Road · PO Box 309 · 402­-238­-2447
Bennington Middle School · 11201 N. 168th Street ·PO Box 309 · 402­-238­-3082
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