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Salem motorists asked to consider alternate routes on school days to ease Roanoke Boulevard traffic

Roanoke Valley News

(Photo: Courtesy Salem City Schools)

SALEM, Va. (WFXR) — If your morning or afternoon commute takes you through Salem along Roanoke Boulevard, you may want to consider taking another route to help reduce traffic congestion as the new school year begins.

According to Salem City Schools, if you usually pass by East Salem Elementary and the Burton Center between 7:15 and 7:45 a.m. and/or between 2:15 and 2:45 p.m. on school days, you are encouraged to take another route, if possible.

School officials say this will allow the students being dropped off or picked up to get in and out of the school parking lots in a timely manner, as well as help you avoid sitting in traffic for a long period of time.

This news comes after Salem students returned to the classroom at all six of the city’s schools on Monday, Aug. 30.

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