New school, school zone to debut in Roswell

The city of Roswell Department of Transportation is setting up a 25-mile-per-hour school zone effective Aug. 10 on Ga. 9/Alpharetta Highway between Woodstock and Holcomb Bridge roads. The zone will accommodate the new West Roswell Elementary School opening its doors on the same date on Ga. 9 just south of Holcomb Bridge.

The new zone will mandate the speed reduction from 6:55 a.m. to 7: 55 a.m. and from 2:05 to 3:05 p.m. weekdays during the school year. City officials will install the appropriate regulatory signs and markings along the street before Aug. 10.

The new school is serving as a replacement for the under-construction Esther Jackson Elementary School during the 2015-2016 school year. With that school open in the fall of 2016, West Roswell School will then boast a fresh name and a different student population.