By Richard Bammer
With the new school year to begin Wednesday, the message from Travis Unified leaders to most families and students is simple and direct: Get on the bus.
Because a section of Peabody Road and nearby areas are under construction and will be closed for another year — a section near Vanden High, Travis Education Center and Golden West Middle School — start and end times for those three sites will be changed, noted Superintendent Kate Wren Gavlak.
On weekdays, only school district buses and emergency vehicles will be allowed past a controlled bypass road around the main construction area near the future home of the Fairfield/Vacaville Train Station and Peabody overpass, a $35 million project.
The access road will allow students to get to school and home more quickly and more safely, she said.