Construction begins on new WMS turnaround

A Goodfellow Bros. truck plows through the field Wednesday to make way for a new Waimea Middle School drop-off and pickup area. (LANDRY FULLER/SPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY)

The drop-off and pickup area will be accessed on Ala Ohia Road. (COURTESY PHOTO/PARKER RANCH)

The new turnaround aims to lessen congestion from school traffic on Lindsey Road near the post office. (COURTESY PHOTO/PARKER RANCH)

WAIMEA — Waimea Middle School (WMS) parents will have a new location to drop off and pick up their children when the school year resumes next month. A turnaround is being constructed behind the campus on a 5.44-acre field accessible from Ala Ohia Road.