Glenwood Road Closure
The city announced today that the stretch of Glenwood Road that is home to Keppel Elementary School, Toll Middle School and Hoover High School will close later this week to allow for the construction of a new median.
Glenwood Road between Virginia Avenue and Concord Street will be closed from July 31 to August 21.
The median was given final approval by the City Council earlier this month as a major component of safety measures being added to the street in response to the October death of a local student.
Meri Nalbandyan, 11, was struck and killed by a distracted driver who had just dropped off her own child for school.
The four-foot wide median will block drivers from making illegal U-turns and will feature a 36-inch railing to discourage jaywalking.
To read more about the median, visit www.glendalenewspress.com.
— Melanie Hicken