Archive for Thursday, December 7, 2006

Opening of new lot expected to ease LHS parking crunch

December 7, 2006

District officials expect relief next week for a parking crunch at Lansing High School.

A new 43-stall student parking lot that is part of the LHS auditorium addition should be open Monday, Dec. 11, said Carolyn Jaqua, administrative assistant to the director of maintenance for the district.

"They're putting asphalt on it as we speak," she said Tuesday, Dec. 5.

Originally scheduled to open Friday, Dec. 1, the parking lot's completion was delayed because of cold and icy weather conditions last week.

Jaqua said students who wish to park in the new lot should enter from the south and exit on the north.

Parent pickup for high school students will remain the same, with traffic routed into a U-turn east of the football field and exiting campus from Olive Street.

North of the football field, access to Lion Lane also remains restricted. Only construction vehicles will have access to Lion Lane through the duration of the project.

Lansing school district officials expect completion of the new auditorium and band room by Jan. 15, 2008.

District officials are hopeful the additional parking spaces will alleviate some of the parking woes at the high school, which saw a loss of up to 120 parking spaces after construction began earlier this fall.


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