From Taylor Young, Operations Manager
KIPP has informed us that the next phase of their construction will be starting this week and continuing throughout the spring. As a part of their utility upgrades, they are installing a new water line to feed the fire hydrants that circle the majority of the property. This is similar to what ADS had to do in 2016 before we could move into our buildings. As a result of this construction, there will be some changes to the traffic patterns that will effect everyone on campus (KIPP, CPS, ADS, ARF, etc.). The roads that lie east-west (parallel to FM 969) will be closed completely at different times. The road that feeds ADS from FM 969 will be half-closed while this portion of the water line is installed. KIPP will provide flaggers and signage to help with traffic flow. We are encouraging KIPP to focus on this section while ADS is on Spring Break, but we will not know specifics until construction proceeds a bit and the weather impacts are felt. As a positive, KIPP is taking this opportunity to repave this section of the road that has gotten so bad this year, as well as add a curb on both sides to help the road long-term. We will pass along more details as we have them.