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Press Release: Brookville Middle School Sinkhole

posted May 17, 2017, 11:13 AM by Amy Abell

PRESS RELEASE – For Immediate Release (May 17, 2017)


Brookville Middle School Sinkhole


Tuesday afternoon, May 16, 2017, at approximately 4:00 PM, a sinkhole was discovered in the front parking lot of Brookville Middle School.  Since the sinkhole was near the bus lane and the storm water drain pipe runs underneath the bus lane, it was determined to be unsafe to use.  As a result, school was closed on Wednesday so alternative plans could be developed for student drop-off and pick-up.  This is the fourth sinkhole in the Brookville complex in the past year.  Plans were already in place to make the needed repairs this summer when school ended, and bids for this project are actually due on Thursday, May 18, 2017.  Below is information regarding the alternate traffic plans that will be utilized for the remainder of the school year:

VDOT has closed Bee Drive to thru traffic. Car riders at Brookville Middle must arrive between 7:00 AM and 7:20 AM via Enterprise Drive. Cars will not be permitted on Bee Dr. between 7:20 AM and 7:45 AM (this includes TES Discovery Program). Buses will then unload in front of BMS starting at 7:20 AM.

In the afternoon, car riders for BMS will not be released until 3:15 PM. No cars will be permitted to enter Bee Drive prior to 3:15 PM. This includes car riders at TES.  After the second load of buses departs, cars will be permitted to enter Bee Drive for BMS and TES. We have included a map via email, and it is also available on the Campbell County Schools website.  We need your cooperation with this change. Please understand that cars will not be permitted on Bee Dr. between 7:20 AM and 7:45 AM and 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM.  Please adhere to this schedule because at no time will cars be permitted to park along Bee Drive, Enterprise Drive, Laxton Road, or Timberlake Road.  Law enforcement will be present to assist with traffic. Thank you.

Morning Arrival:

Car riders 7:00 AM to 7:20 AM

Buses only 7:20 AM to 7:45 AM

Afternoon Dismissal:

Buses only 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM

Car riders 3:15 PM

Traffic flow map of Brookville Middle- described in text