MT. JULIET, Tenn. - The proposal for a new high school is up for discussion at the Mount Juliet Planning Commission, but it's already drawing controversy because of where the school would be built.
Residents in the area worry that Greenhill Road is too curvy and dangerous for the traffic load a new school would bring. They don’t want it so close to a residential neighborhood.
However, with an average of 500 students moving into Wilson County every year, the school district has to act. This new high school would house about 2,000 students, cutting down on crowding in other schools.
People who live off Greenhill Road are for the expansion, they just want it to happen somewhere else.
The school district says it would rebuild North Greenhill Road, are expanding the lanes and adding a traffic light.
The meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Proposed Mt. Juliet High School Creates Traffic Concern