Going to graduation? Don't try on-street parking at Waynesville school
By: Darrell Todd Maurina
Posted: Friday, May 21, 2010 3:44 pm
WAYNESVILLE, Mo. (May 21, 2010) — Waynesville police and city street workers are working this afternoon to rope off streets in front of Waynesville Middle School and Slaughter Field in preparation for tonight’s Waynesville R-VI High School graduation, which is planned for the football field unless weather forces the ceremony inside.
City police intended to put up parking cones by 2 p.m. but were temporarily delayed because many of the city’s parking cones were being used to keep drivers out of flooded areas and couldn’t be moved. Waynesville police said they were eventually able to find enough cones to block off the affected streets near Waynesville Middle School.
No on-street or roadside parking is allowed on Historic Route 66 east from the middle school to Bates Street or west of the middle school to Casey’s convenience store and Bogg’s Automotive.
“Waynesville police will be coning and taping off these areas,” Police Chief Bob Carter said in a prepared statement. “The reason for this is it causes a traffic hazard for the motorists traveling on Historic Route 66 and it obstructs the motorists’ vision from pedestrians that will be walking to and from the graduation.”
Parking is available on both the east and west parking lots at the middle school, at the old WTA vo-tech building, the upper and lower parking lots at Westside Baptist Church next to the middle school, and the Lincoln Square office complex across from Westside Baptist Church.
Waynesville High School’s graduation begins at 7 p.m. and is televised live on Channel 12 as well as on the internet.
The high school graduations for Laquey and Richland were already held at 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday, May 14. Other area graduation ceremonies include:
• Crocker High School: 7 p.m. today • Plato High School: 7 p.m. today • Dixon High School: 8 p.m. today • St. James High School: 7 p.m. Saturday, May 22 • Newburg High School: 2 p.m. Sunday, May 23 • Rolla High School: 7 p.m. Friday, May 28 • Lebanon High School: 8 p.m. Friday, May 28