COLUMBIA, Miss. (WDAM) – Traffic can be a problem for any school, but the Columbia School District is taking the “busiest” road near the high school and making improvements.

Named one of the most beautiful schools in 2017, Columbia High School was built in 1937 in the European modernist style. It’s getting a facelift this year and Superintendent Jason Harris said he was pleased with the progress.

“This school is a very complex part of the community here in Colombia,” he said.

Construction is already underway for the new drive-thru, which is located across from the school. Harris said he thought it would allow traffic to flow smoothly.

The construction should be completed within a month if the weather does not interfere.

“One of the delays was with a lot of the supplies,” Harris said. “We had some supply chain issues, which most construction people feel.

“We have been saving for this project for over a year. One of the things with inflation is that costs have gone up. However, we realize at this point that the safety and security of our students and staff comes first, so all you have to do is make it a priority.

In addition to the drive-thru, the school is adding a digital marquee to keep the public informed of the big things happening in the neighborhood.

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