Brookside Elementary and Beaumont High School Traffic is About To Get Nuts!!!
If you’ve been a parent of a child attending Brookside Elementary or Beaumont High School, in Beaumont California, you know haw bad the traffic can be during the morning drop-off or afternoon pick-ups, especially on Brookside avenue itself. In fact, before the 2011 Holiday vacation the Beaumont Police Department cracked down hard on Brookside Elementary parents and where they parked around the school. Some parents even received tickets without warning.
So the traffic conditions around the Brookside Elementary and even the Beaumont high School are already strained. But now its about to get worse.
Starting this week starting January 25, 2012, signs for the road closure of Brookside Avenue will start popping up. According to a posting on the Beaumont Unified School District Website, “Brookside Avenue will be closed between Beaumont Avenue and the south entrance of Beaumont High School starting Monday, January 30, 2012 until May 31, 2012. The south entry of Beaumont High School will be available from the west.”
The Beaumont School District is constructing a new sports park, also known as the Beaumont High School Athletic Complex, across from Brookside Elementary, adjacent to Beaumont High School, and although many of us in Beaumont are excited about the new park, this will undoubtedly stress our mornings and afternoons.
Beaumont School District also recommends “that the BHS entrance off Brookside be avoided because of serious traffic congestion and long wait times.”
Here are some other offered tips:
1. At the Sports Park, located at the corner of Beaumont Avenue and Brookside, students should use the pedestrian gate off Beaumont Avenue to enter campus and to avoid Brookside Ave.
2. At the Grange Hall area, located at the corner of Cherry Valley Boulevard and Beaumont Avenue if entering the high school for drop-off or pick-up is required, parents will need to enter the school campus at the traffic light on Cherry Valley Boulevard and follow the new “drop-off” route.
For Brookside Elementary parents, it’s suggested that you avoid this area and enter from the west of Oak View Drive.
The new sports park construction could keep Brookside Ave partially closed past the projected May 31st date, so get ready for a hectic beginning to 2012. After the sports park is completed, we can get back to the normal traffic issues around the schools, and enjoy Friday Night Football at the end of every week!
By the way, we will be walking our son to school and back every day. It’s good for the exercise, and we’ll give the unfortunate parents in bumper-to-bumper traffic that must drive, a smile and a wave.
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