MHS HOMECOMING PARADE TO IMPACT BCMS PARENT PICKUP;
ALTERNATE TRAFFIC PATTERN IN EFFECT THURSDAY AFTERNOON
Parents who pick up their children at Bullhead City Middle School (BCMS) will use a temporary traffic pattern this Thursday (September 16), when the end of school will overlap with Mohave High School’s annual homecoming parade. Hancock Road will be closed for about one mile from Langford
Drive to the high school, including the portion in front of BCMS.
Student pickups will be routed to and from Lakeside Drive, just north of Coyote Canyon School. Vehicles will travel northbound on Lakeside, turn right (east) into a marked parking lot, and then routed on the west side of BCMS. They will then exit by turning left (west) parallel to Hancock in front
of school district administrative offices, left again along Lakeside, and finally exiting via the same driveway through which they entered.
Exiting vehicles will have to turn left (south) on Lakeside, as the intersection at Hancock will be closed. Parents and private vehicles will be unable to enter or exit school driveways on Hancock after 1:30 p.m. Parents will not be allowed to park in front of the school if they arrive early.
Directional signage and traffic cones will be in place.
Buses will depart on their regular schedules, with the exception of buses for special education students. Those will depart about 15 minutes early.
“We want to make it as easy and stress-free as possible for our students and their parents,” said BCMS principal Denise Lourette. “We’re asking everyone in advance to be patient and understand that this is a unique situation.
Most of our students will be attending Mohave High, and we want them to know that the homecoming parade is a fun part of the high school experience.” Bystanders who traditionally watch the parade in front of BCMS or the school district offices will still be able to do so, but will need to enter the parking areas using the Lakeside Drive access.
Hancock will close shortly before the parade starts at 2:30 p.m. and will reopen in stages along the parade route. Access to and from BCMS along Hancock will reopen following the parade.