A Medina Schools spokesperson said the district will not adjust bus routes for Heritage Elementary School, 833 Guilford Blvd., while work continues on the bridge over Champion Creek north of the school.
“Most of the Heritage students are walkers or car riders,” Amy Busby, director of community relations, said Thursday.
School begins Monday.
Because of ongoing construction work throughout the city — U.S. Route 42/North Court Street widening project and East Smith Road reconstruction work between South Broadway and South Court streets, the district moved 11 bus routes up 15 minutes to ensure students get to school on time, she said.
Only bus routes for students attending the high school and Claggett Middle School were altered, she said, and they are listed on www.medinabees.org.
The earliest routes — 6:14 a.m. — for high school students include Bus #29, Sharon Copley Road, and Bus No. 55, Chippewa Road.
“We’re working hard with the city to make things as easy as possible,” Busby said. “It’s out of our control.”
Guilford Boulevard was closed June 6 just south of East Smith Road for the bridge and culvert project that was scheduled to be completed in 63 days by Fabrizi Trucking & Paving Co. of Middleburg Heights.
City Engineer Patrick Patton said this week that Fabrizi has cited rain delays and the road is not expected to be open until Aug. 27.