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Road Closures Surrounding MHHS

Posted on 09/12/2019
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October 11, 2019 Update

From Monday October 14 – Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 1st Avenue SW will be blocked off and the access point through the MHPSD staff parking lot will be closed.
 

STUDENT PARKING LOT: The student parking lot will remain open and both access points from the North (5th Street SW) and East (1st Avenue SW) will be available for entry and exit (see attached map)

STUDENT PICK UP AND DROP OFF: During phase 3 of construction, families are asked to pick up and drop off students using the 7th Street SW access only.

  • For families that require handicap access, please continue to access the back lane from 5th Street SW to utilize handicap parking stalls and enter through the back doors. The MHHS back lane will temporarily allow for two way traffic to accommodate the single access point for staff access only.  

IMPORTANT DETOUR LOOP: Drivers are asked to be cautious and follow the turn around route through the MHPSD central office staff parking lot (see red arrow on Phase 3 map). Please do not use parking stalls to turn around, as three points turns may lead to traffic congestion and create safety risks for drivers and pedestrians.  

We anticipate a higher traffic volume as there is no through traffic, we ask that drivers use caution and follow posted speed signs of 15 km/hr. The MHHS school resource officer will be on site monitoring this area during pick up and drop off times to enforce the traffic pattern changes that have been identified.  

MHHS SCHOOL BUS TRANSPORTATION: There are nine buses that drop off and pick up students in the back lane way. During phase 3 of construction, school buses will be temporarily rerouted to alternate locations in the surrounding area. Buses 4, 7, 8, will remain on 7th Street SW with no change. Temporary pick up and drop off location as follows:

Bus 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12 will be temporarily moved to 5th Street SW

MHHS School buses 1, 2, 3 will be temporarily moved to 7th Street SW (see attached map)

CONSTRUCTION ZONE: We ask students not to walk cross 1st Avenue SW to access 6th Street SW as it will be a construction zone with large vehicles and machinery operating in the area. We recommend that students use 7th Street SW to access all services East of the school. 

Sept 12, 2019 Update 

As of Monday Sept 16th, 1st Avenue SW will be closed and the East access to the student parking lot will be blocked off. Students are able to access the parking lot through the North entrance, by entering via 5th Street SW. 

  • MHHS Road Closures Map - PHASE 2 (Sept 13, 2019) 
  • If students choose to park on the street we ask that you respect our neighbours and keep driveways clear.    
  • Families can drop off and pick up students using the 7th Street SW entrance at the front of the school.
  • There will be sidewalk detours as construction continues. The entrance at the front of the school, on 7th Street SW, will remain free from construction and will be the most accessible entrance for students that walk to and from school.   

The detour route from 5th Street SW will remain accessible (one-way traffic only, see attached map for reference):

  • MHHS Road Closures Map - PHASE 2 (Sept 13, 2019) 
  • CAPE families will use the MHHS detour route during construction to accommodate their school community during drop off and pick up times. The detour route is for one-way traffic only, please observe and obey the posted road signs and 15km/hr speed limit to ensure that all students, staff and families stay safe.
  • For families that require wheelchair access, please use the one-way detour route from 5th Street SW to utilize handicap parking stalls at the back entrance.
  • During the construction period, access through the 5th Street SW detour route is limited to MHHS staff, CAPE families, wheel chair, and school bus transportation. 

This phase of the project is anticipated to be complete within the next few weeks; all future updates will be sent to students and families via website and social media. See below for school bus transportation information.   


August 30, 2019

Please be advised of the following traffic pattern changes in the Medicine Hat High School area. 

A major water and sewer rehabilitation project that started in July will be extended into September for additional work that is required to complete the project. Please refer to the MHHS Road Closures Map for traffic pattern changes in our area.

Road closures are along 5th Street SW from Division Avenue SW to Second Avenue SW including intersections. The following accommodations will be made for sidewalk access, student parking and student/bus drop-off and pick up in the surrounding area:

  • Student drivers are asked to park in the back parking lot through the 1st Avenue entrance. We anticipate that 5th Street SW will be reopened within the month and we will be able to offer access to student parking in the back lot through the East access. If students choose to park on the street we ask that you respect our neighbours and keep driveways clear.    
  • Families can drop off and pick up students using the 7th Street SW entrance at the front of the school.
  • There will be sidewalk detours as construction continues. The entrance at the front of the school, on 7th Street SW, will remain free from construction and will be the most accessible entrance for students that walk to and from school.   
  • 5th Street SW Detour Route (one-way traffic only, see attached map for reference):
    • CAPE families will use the MHHS detour route during construction to accommodate their school community during drop off and pick up times. The detour route is for one-way traffic only, please observe and obey the posted road signs and 15km/hr speed limit to ensure that all students, staff and families stay safe.
    • For families that require wheelchair access, please use the one-way detour route from 5th Street SW to utilize handicap parking stalls at the back entrance.
    • During the construction period, access through the 5th Street SW detour route is limited to MHHS staff, CAPE families, wheel chair, and school bus transportation. 
  • School bus transportation drop off and pick up will occur as follows: 

Back of the school (5th Street SW Entrance)

Front of the school (7th Street SW)

Bus 1, Bus 2, Bus 3, Bus 5, Bus 6, Bus 9, Bus 10, Bus 11, Bus 12

Bus 4, Bus 7, Bus 8

Most importantly, the detour route is for one-way traffic only, please observe and obey the posted road signs and 15km/hr speed limit to ensure that all students, staff and families stay safe.

We will post updates on the MHHS and MHPSD social media pages as changes occur. We are happy to answer your questions, please call MHHS anytime 403.527.3371



August 30, 2019

Please be advised of the following traffic pattern changes in the Medicine Hat High School area. 

A major water and sewer rehabilitation project that started in July will be extended into September for additional work that is required to complete the project. Please refer to the MHHS Road Closures Map for traffic pattern changes in our area.

Road closures are along 5th Street SW from Division Avenue SW to Second Avenue SW including intersections. The following accommodations will be made for sidewalk access, student parking and student/bus drop-off and pick up in the surrounding area:

  • Student drivers are asked to park in the back parking lot through the 1st Avenue entrance. We anticipate that 5th Street SW will be reopened within the month and we will be able to offer access to student parking in the back lot through the East access. If students choose to park on the street we ask that you respect our neighbours and keep driveways clear.    
  • Families can drop off and pick up students using the 7th Street SW entrance at the front of the school.
  • There will be sidewalk detours as construction continues. The entrance at the front of the school, on 7th Street SW, will remain free from construction and will be the most accessible entrance for students that walk to and from school.   
  • 5th Street SW Detour Route (one-way traffic only, see attached map for reference):
    • CAPE families will use the MHHS detour route during construction to accommodate their school community during drop off and pick up times. The detour route is for one-way traffic only, please observe and obey the posted road signs and 15km/hr speed limit to ensure that all students, staff and families stay safe.
    • For families that require wheelchair access, please use the one-way detour route from 5th Street SW to utilize handicap parking stalls at the back entrance.
    • During the construction period, access through the 5th Street SW detour route is limited to MHHS staff, CAPE families, wheel chair, and school bus transportation. 
  • School bus transportation drop off and pick up will occur as follows: 

Back of the school (5th Street SW Entrance)

Front of the school (7th Street SW)

Bus 1, Bus 2, Bus 3, Bus 5, Bus 6, Bus 9, Bus 10, Bus 11, Bus 12

Bus 4, Bus 7, Bus 8

Most importantly, the detour route is for one-way traffic only, please observe and obey the posted road signs and 15km/hr speed limit to ensure that all students, staff and families stay safe.

We will post updates on the MHHS and MHPSD social media pages as changes occur. We are happy to answer your questions, please call MHHS anytime 403.527.3371

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