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Parents: New Robert E. Lee High School fence causes too much traffic

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TYLER (KYTX) - The new fence around Robert E. Lee is giving a traffic headache to parents and students. District police said just like school, traveling around the new system takes some learning but they are working to make it better.

Parent Ron Koziol said, "The traffic is just too backed up in this little hole they have them coming and going in," he said, "This is just a wreck waiting to happen."   

He wishes the district would open more entrances or at least bring in someone to direct traffic.

Parents and students say traffic is a total nightmare and the one entrance on Donnybrook isn't enough.

District police chief Danny Brown said there are more entrance, but unfortunately some parents don't know about them.

"Two entrances and exits off red raider drive and one on donney brook, if they will use all three of those, it will help traffic flow onto Robert E. Lee," said Brown.

Tenth grader Elena Saucedo's mom drops her off where the old guard shack used to be.

"Last week it was backed up all the way to the light, and even though the green light was green they weren't going," she said.

Brown said, he knows the fence and traffic operation will take some getting used to.

"We're still tweaking it we're looking at it, we're evaluating it and seeing how the traffic is flowing, it's getting better we can still make changes," Brown said.

He said the current setup now is to make sure the parking lot is safe for students by keeping a constant flow and preventing cross traffic.

Saucedo hopes to see some changes by the time she gets her license in January. 

"Cause I mean to get in and out, it's crazy."

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