New Albany-Plain Local school board members want to make sure parents know where to drive during construction of the new school building.

New Albany-Plain Local school board members want to make sure parents know where to drive during construction of the new school building.

Board Vice President Mike Klein said July 22 that parents need signs at the schools and on New Albany-Condit Road so they know where to park and how traffic is supposed to proceed.

Kevin Harrison of Harrison Planning Group said the district is putting up an extra tall construction fence -- 10 feet high -- between the 2-5 elementary and middle school buildings.

Project signs will be posted on the fence and traffic signs will be posted around the district campus, he said.

Harrison said most of the parking and traffic patterns will remain the same at the start of this school year.

Harrison said one of the 2-5 playgrounds will be moved this year and the other will be moved next year.

Construction parking and construction trailers will be on a field north of the project site.

School board member Cheri Lehmann asked how construction workers would access and use the site.

Harrison said they would use McElwee Drive and part of Eagle's Way, which runs north of the 2-5 elementary building.

They will be separated from the school site by the construction fence, he said.

The new two-story, 150,000-square-foot building for 1,200 students is expected to open in the fall of 2014.

The building and accompanying site improvements are being funded by a $45.1-million, 2.59-mill bond issue local voters approved last November.