SJCA gets creative with traffic during construction

  • Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Parking and student drop off logistics for SJCA will change for the first two months of the school year as construction on the school’s new welcome center continues. DAN BROWN/INDEPENDENT


The sign erected near the entrance to St. John’s Christian Academy says, “Please Pardon Our Progress.”
Students and parents get to take the sign to heart over the next 60 days as the construction of the school’s new welcome center construction will complicate parking and student drop-off.
The first day of school at SJCA is Friday.
“We’ll have signs posted at the three entrances and people posted to direct traffic because temporarily the parking situation here will be impacted by ongoing construction work,” said SJCA headmaster Eric Denton. “We hope the inconvenience will be minimal.”
The main drop-off and pickup area in front of the school will loop back around and exit out of what has been the second entrance to the front parking lot. The second parking area that will be utilized for drop-off is located to the west of the school and the entrance to the Cavaliers football and softball fields.
Construction is expected to continue through the middle of October on the welcome center that broke ground in late July. Already the center’s skeleton has been erected with the roof trusses going up last week.
“We’re making great progress,” Denton said. “This will be a great addition to our school.”

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