Looking to address traffic concerns, Prairie Village police to install no-parking signage in neighborhood around Indian Hills

Prairie Village police are hoping to alleviate traffic congestion by block off park of Delmar Street, along the south side of the Indian Hills property, from parking.
Prairie Village police are hoping to alleviate traffic congestion by blocking off part of Delmar Drive, along the south and west sides of the Indian Hills property, from parking.

Citing mounting traffic congestion issues during pick-up and drop-off times during the school week, the Prairie Village Police Department will soon install signage restricting parking along Delmar Street south of Indian Hills Middle School.

Police Chief Tim Schwartzkopf said Monday the move comes after complaints of stacked up cars around the building around the start and end of each school day. While the traffic issues have been on the department’s radar since the student bodies of Mission Valley and Indian Hills were consolidated in the Indian Hills building following the shuttering of Mission Valley in 2011, they’ve gotten to the point where they need additional action, Schwartzkopf said.

The department plans to place a series of signs along the south side of Delmar Drive that would ban parking there between 8:15 and 9 a.m. and 3:15 and 4 p.m. each school day.

Police have been in contact with homeowners on Delmar about the plan, and say they have gotten no pushback from residents on the proposal.

Schwartzkopf said the plan is to install the signs sometime over the school’s winter break.

The letter police distributed to Delmar homeowners is embedded below:

https://dfv6pkw99pxmo.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/06111734/IHMS-2016-No-Parking-sign-letter.pdf