Residents react to school bus drivers' route through construction
LAKEVILLE, Ind. -- A Union North United School Corporation bus driver says her supervisors make her drive through closed roads and construction sites with a bus full of kids. Some residents in the construction zone don't think the bus should drive through, others say they don't see anything wrong with it.
"I hate to see the kids have to go through it. The potholes, it's so beat up. There's no pavement left down there it's just mud and gravel,' said Wayn Sliter.
"When I saw that come across 57 I came unglued. My opinion - she's got no business being a school bus driver if this road is upsetting her," said Kay Miller.
On Wednesday, we rode along with bus driver Lisa Boocher through closed roads and construction sites.
She worries about the safety of the kids on her bus.
Sliter lives along Boocher's route. He says he agrees with her.
"With all this heavy equipment down here, big concrete trucks running in and out, I don't know, it could get dangerous for these kids," said Sliter.
Others who live in the construction zone don't agree.
"I drive this everyday this is my only way in and out," said Miller.
Just to be sure, Boocher says she created a new route so she can avoid closed roads.
We tried for the second day to get in touch with the transportation department at the Union North United School Corporation and we're still waiting to hear back.