Safety and Traffic Update, October 12

Dear Flintridge Prep Families, 

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has advised us that the westbound I-210 (Foothill Freeway) Berkshire Place on-ramp and Foothill Boulevard off-ramp will be closed for up to 45 days beginning October 30. The closures will remain in effect through November.

Because six schools and JPL use the Foothill exit, Flintridge Prep expects that everyone traveling to Flintridge Prep from either direction may be impacted at some point, with traffic being especially challenging during peak times—around 8:00 am and 2:30 pm.

We've been in frequent conversation with Caltrans representatives, and we have expressed our concerns about these closures. Caltrans has assured us that they will work as quickly as they can, weather permitting, so that we can all return to normal as soon as possible. We will share updates as we receive them. 

In the meantime, to accommodate families, we've temporarily changed our drop-off schedule. Students can arrive as early as 7:15 in the morning, and the library will be open. Here are some additional suggestions.

  • Allow an additional 30 minutes of travel time to campus during peak times. 
  • Consider your route carefully depending on the time of day and your location. Consult Google Maps for alternative routes.
  • Use the Berkshire and Angeles Crest Highway off-ramps if you're heading west. The Gould and Berkshire off-ramps heading east will be open.
  • If you can take surface streets to get to and from campus, you may want to avoid the freeway altogether.
  • Carpooling is always strongly encouraged. 

Caltrans will never close two off-ramps in the same direction at the same time. The westbound Berkshire off-ramp, which is currently closed, will reopen on or around October 27.

Project information:
Real-time traffic updates:
Information from Caltrans regarding this closure: Click here

We appreciate everyone’s patience and fortitude during this period. Together, we will get through this inconvenience.


Peter Bachmann


Flintridge Preparatory School
4543 Crown Avenue La Cañada Flintridge CA 91011
Tel: 818-790-1178
Fax: 818-952-6247
Located near Pasadena and Los Angeles in La Cañada, CA, Flintridge Prep is a private independent, coed day school for grades 7-12.
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