We have been notified by St. Joseph County that starting on Tuesday, September 5 (the first day back after the Labor Day recess day) the intersection of Brick Road and Fir Road will be closed to construct a roundabout. The intersection will be closed for approximately two months. Brick Road will be closed from Gumwood Road to S. R. 23 and Fir Road will be closed from S. R. 23 to Adams Road.
Temporary Drop-off and Pickup Procedures
In cooperation with Mr. Mike Seger, Director of Safety for P-H-M, we are adjusting our traffic pattern for pickup and drop-off at Prairie Vista until the roundabout is completed and the roads are reopened. Since the intersection of Brick and Fir Road will be closed, all cars MUST turn LEFT out of the Prairie Vista parking lots. The county has informed us that no RIGHT turns will be permitted, We understand from the county, that residents of Waterford Green, Quail Ridge South or on Brick Road before the intersection of Brick Road and Fir Road will be allowed to turn right.
If you have been routed to use P-H-M bus transportation this school year but have instead been driving your child to and from school, we strongly encourage you to have your child ride the bus during this heavy construction period. Any decrease in traffic to the area will obviously help alleviate traffic flow.
Detour Route provided by the County:
Northbound traffic on Fir Rd. will be directed east on S.R. 23, north on Elm Rd., west on Adams Rd., then return north on to Fir Rd.
Southbound traffic on Fir Rd. / Clover Rd. will be directed west on Adams Rd., south on Gumwood Rd., east on S.R. 23, then return south on Fir Rd.
Eastbound traffic on Brick Rd. will be directed south on Gumwood Rd., east on S.R. 23, then return back to Brick Rd.
Westbound traffic on Brick Rd. will be directed east on S.R. 23, north on Elm Rd., west on Adams Rd., south on Gumwood Rd., then back on Brick Rd.
*Please note that this is subject to change
Please remember to be patient with and courteous to Prairie Vista’s traffic assistants. Please respect our staff by following their directions and observing all signs. Remember, this is for the protection of your child and the safety of all. If you have concerns or suggestions, please feel free to contact Principal Twibell at 574-271-0055 or Dir. of Safety and Security Mr. Seger at (574) 258-9551.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.