News Flash


Posted on: August 30, 2021

First Day of School: Traffic and Transportation Information

Dear APS families and staff,

Throughout the summer, Andover’s Department of Public Works has been working on improvements of water main lines throughout the town. This work has required adjustments in traffic patterns, especially on Shawsheen Road, Red Spring Road, Moraine Street, and parts of Essex Street, which has also impacted side streets in that area.

This work will continue for a few more weeks. With the start of school on Wednesday, September 1st, this project will impact traffic around West Middle School and Andover High School. The Andover Police Department and Department of Public Works have adjusted the construction schedule to alleviate traffic during the arrival and dismissal times. We hope that communicating this information in advance will assist in mitigating any impacts to those that need to travel in those areas.

As a reminder, the start of the 2021-22 school year also brings new school start times at all grade levels. This change will also impact our student transportation. If you need a reminder of your child’s bus route, please visit the Transportation page on our website. While there are no more B-runs for buses this year, any traffic, construction, or other delay may impact the bus routes as drivers are focused on getting students to and from school on-time safely.

We appreciate your patience and look forward to the start of the school year.


Paul Szymanski


Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Administration

Andover Public Schools

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