The Corona del Mar High School pool parking lot will be reconfigured, possibly this summer, and a simulation of possible changes will be conducted this week, according to an email sent to parents.
School Resource Officer Vlad A. Anderson, a Newport Beach Police Department officer, sent the email that said he recently had attended a meeting that looked at the changes in the pool lot.
“The suggested changes were significant in that they provide additional parking spaces and substantial ’stacking room’ for vehicles along Eastbluff Drive and for those on campus,” his email said.
At a PTA meeting this spring, Middle School Principal Guy Olguin said the pool lot and tennis court lots could be connected; read our story here.
Anderson said in his email that he thought that simulating the recommended changes would help identify any possible problems before groundbreaking.
“I wish to conduct this study under realistic conditions, in order to ensure as accurate an evaluation as possible and a true assessment under unaltered traffic conditions,” his email said. “On the day of the simulation, members of the Newport Beach Police Department will be directing drivers along Eastbluff Dr., and onto campus. If any problems arise, we will assist drivers as expeditiously as possible on and off campus.”
The simulation will be conducted this week, he said.
At an October PTA meeting, parents complained about morning drop off traffic backups at the pool lot off Eastbluff Drive; read our story here.