WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Waynesboro Borough Council agreed Wednesday to close the block of East Second Street in front of Waynesboro Area Senior High School during the building's two-year construction project.
Signs and detours could be established within three weeks, Borough Engineer Kevin Grubbs said.
School and municipal officials recommended the closure between Virginia Avenue and Enterprise Avenue to allow school buses a blocked-off loading zone. School traffic will still be permitted to access the road.
The borough's solicitor is reviewing a right-of-way agreement that would extend Third Street to the school property.
Although the council voted unanimously to close East Second Street, the proposal's timing frustrated some councilmen.
"It seems we're doing the planning for the school board. They should've planned for this ahead of time," Councilman Craig Newcomer said.
In other business, the council approved a 120,000-square-foot new facility for Otterbein Church. The church, athletic fields, pavilions and about 1,200 parking spaces are planned on 48 acres off Welty Road.