Lexington, SC (WLTX) -- About 2,000 Lexington County students will have a brand new school to call home next fall, River Bluff High School, but neighbors living around the school have concerns about what it will mean for their community.
Viewers contacted News 19 about traffic along Corley Mill Road related to the school's construction and wondering what will happen after it's finished.
Dave Black, who lives off Frye Road, a quiet dirt road off Corley Mill, and worries about the increased traffic he expects from the new school next to his neighborhood.
"The main concern we have is traffic and accidents," said Black.
He has owned his home for the last 30 years. He's seen the traffic on Corley Mill grow and says with the students and teachers moving in next door, the problems they see now will only get worse.
"It's definitely gonna make it much more enhanced with traffic. If you think about traffic now, come here about quarter to eight in the morning and I have to sit and wait until somebody lets me out. It'll back up six or seven lights," said Black.
Neighbors says they feel like they have been left out of the process by those planning for the new Lexington District One school, and while some say they're not sure exactly what fix would best address their traffic concerns, Black knows one thing he doesn't want to see.
"We definitely don't want a four-lane because that would make the traffic much faster," he said. He would like to see more law enforcement of the speed limit along the road. He says cars traveling at high speeds make it harder for people to enter Corley Mill from Frye Road.
Neighbors also says they would like to hear more from the Lexington One School District.
"A little bit more communication on what's going on in our own neighborhood," said Black.
News19 has been in contact with the Lexington One School District for a little over a week. They have not yet provided us with any information about plans to address traffic concerns in the area.
The district says it has held public meetings to hear from neighbors.
River Bluff High School is expected to open to students next August.