New Traffic Pattern for Dismissal at Southview Primary Begins Oct. 3




In an effort to improve the safety of the traffic flow on Marvyn Parkway/Highway 51 during afternoon dismissal from Southview Primary School, a new traffic pattern has been created. Opelika City Schools worked with the city of Opelika and the Opelika Police Department to devise the plan.

Beginning Oct. 3, 2022, cars will no longer be allowed to line up on Marvyn Parkway past the turn lane into Southview or block the intersection at Gateway Drive. All cars in the pick-up line will be routed to Hall Avenue to wait for dismissal at 2:45 p.m. The Opelika Police Department will have one officer at the intersection of Hall Avenue and Highway 51 and another at the Southview entrance/exit on Highway 51 to direct traffic during dismissal. All cars will be directed to park on the right side of Hall Avenue and wait for dismissal. Citizens are asked not to block driveways. Following student pickup, cars will still be allowed to exit on Marvyn Parkway or Gateway Drive.

Parents of Southview Primary School students or residents of Hall Avenue who have questions are encouraged to email If citizens have immediate safety concerns, please call the Opelika Police Department on the non- emergency dispatch number at 334-705-5260.

A detailed map of the traffic pattern and additional information can be found on the Southview Primary Website at


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