Church Expansion May Worsen Roads


* Re the planned expansion of Our Lady Queen of Angels School and Church in Newport Beach:

This neighborhood is already saturated with auto traffic from the schools, churches and residential density. Students at Our Lady Queen of Angels School are dropped off and picked up, resulting in hundreds of individual daily trips into the neighborhood. Corona del Mar High School has a student population of 1,791. Staff and students drive cars in and out of the neighborhood daily, adding to the congestion.

Since the city severely restricted through-traffic on Bison Avenue between Jamboree Road and Eastbluff Drive, traffic to and from the schools and churches must funnel through the intersection of Eastbluff/Ford Road and Jamboree.

If expansion of Our Lady Queen of Angels is permitted at this location, we will have a traffic congestion problem impossible to live with, threatening the safety and well-being of our neighborhood.



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