High School Bus Loop Plans Move Forward

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos High School Bus Loop Committee met with the architect July 3 to review the high school bus loop option that will be presented to the School Board at the July 10 meeting.

This most recent iteration is slightly different than the options discussed at the work session June 28.

The most noticeable change is the addition of visitor/administrative parking on the corner of the bus loop that had been considered as a location to pile snow.

Anticipated costs will be provided as soon as available.

This newly revised option does the following: replaces the existing sidewalk along Duane Smith Auditorium and P-Wing with a new six-foot-wide sidewalk, improves drainage in the bus loop, creates a dedicated bus loading/unloading zone, includes controlled crosswalks, includes a movable six foot tall fence, includes a seal/fog coating on the entire parking lot, restripes the parking lot, and includes speed/rumble strips.  

Under this plan, buses will enter from Diamond Drive and depart on Orange Street.

Students will be asked to enter the high school parking lot from Orange Street.

Parents wishing to drop students off for school will be asked to use the Sullivan Field parking lot or the Jock Lot.

The high school bus loop could be done in two phases if necessary to be completed in time for the start of school in August.  

Phase one would focus on sidewalks, drainage, fencing, the seal/fog coat, patchwork where appropriate and preliminary striping.  

Phase two could take place in the future when the parking lot is resurfaced with a new coat of asphalt.  

If approved by the School Board, the bus loop renovation would begin as quickly as possible.  

“I would invite those interested in sharing thoughts on the bus loop to the July 10 School Board meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Los Alamos High School Speech Theater,” Superintendent Gene Schmidt said. 

For more information, contact the district office at 663-2230. 




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