With seventh- and eighth-graders a part of the new Torrington Middle/High School, more traffic will be coming and going on Major Besse Drive once the $159.8 million building opens for the 2024-25 school year. The project’s building committee is looking to eradicate that problem by opening Daley Drive as a permanent access road to the school’s campus on Major Besse Drive, the site of the current grade 9-12 school. Building committee members discussed opening Daley Drive, which is behind the current school near the baseball and softball fields, as a temporary access road during construction of the new school, which is slated to begin in April 2022. Board of Education Chairwoman Fiona Cappabianca said she agrees with Longobucco that it would be effective to use Daley Drive permanently. However, the school district would need approval from the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission for permanent use.