By: Jillian Wilson
The Muscatine Superintendent says it takes students and parents a half hour just to get out of the school parking lot. But he says a new entrance would change all of that...
The problem? Some neighbors aren't thrilled about the project.
"I'm worried about my privacy being ruined by having a two lane road put in here," said Tom Elshoff, lives on Marian Drive.
the one lane utility road between Kaitlyn and Marian drive will soon transform into a high school highway
"There are no houses that enter or exit out of that area, so it won't affect how they are able to get out of their driveways," said Tim Box, a Muscatine School Board Member.
Although it won't affect neighbor's transportation, residents say it will affect their peace and quiet. One neighbor is worried about the young drivers.
"I'm also concerned about safety on this roadway, when they get finished building the roadway. There will be very little roadway out there and in slick weather conditions, we could have people slide off the road and crash through the fences, possibly even hit people's houses."
But homeowners on Marian drive say there was lack of communication about the project.
"Unfortunately, they never notified any of us property owners of what they were doing."
The superintendent says the board promises to be good neighbors. They'll make sure fencing and landscaping is in place. They'll even put a curb and gutter in, so water runoff doesn't go into homeowner's property.