Persian holiday celebration to impact traffic

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Members of the Persian community and their guests will gather at William R. Mason Regional Park on Sunday, April 2, for Sizdah Bedar, an outdoor celebration on the 13th day of the Persian New Year.

William R. Mason Regional Park, part of OC Parks, is located in the City of Irvine at 18712 University Drive. This event historically attracts thousands of people and will result in periods of severe traffic congestion along roadways surrounding Mason Park. The following roadways will likely experience traffic delays due to the event: Culver Drive between Campus Drive and I-405; Harvard Avenue between Culver Drive and Michelson Drive.

In anticipation of the traffic congestion associated with this event, the Irvine Police Department is suggesting motorists use alternate routes when driving in this area between the hours of 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. Tune in to 1640 AM for traffic updates.

Major thoroughfares in the vicinity may be posted with “No parking, tow away,” and will be strictly enforced. Access to the village of Rancho San Joaquin will be limited to residents and their guests with parking permits. Columbia Square will be limited to those with valid residential parking stickers.

Paid parking within Mason Regional Park is limited to 600 vehicles. University High School, located at the intersection of Culver Drive and Campus Drive, will provide limited paid parking. Private parking lots in the area may allow parking for a fee. The City of Irvine does not regulate parking fees at any of these sites. A “temporary loading zone” will be established on University Drive between Harvard and San Joaquin. Additional overflow parking will be available on the University of California, Irvine campus.

For more information about parking or William R. Mason Regional Park, please visit www.ocparks.com.

ROAD & LANE CLOSURES (IN-BOUND – SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

Road closed on San Joaquin between University & Montanas Sud

ROAD & LANE CLOSURES (OUTBOUND – SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

Southbound lane on Culver at the park exit

NO PARKING or STOPPING

Culver – Sandburg to Campus (both directions)
University – Goldenglow to w/o Harvard (both directions)
San Joaquin – University to Montanas Este (both directions)
Harvard – Culver to n/o University (both directions)

RESIDENTS & GUESTS ONLY. NO EVENT PARKING

San Joaquin at Ethel Coplen Wy
Ethel Coplen Wy at Culver
Sandburg at Culver
Columbia at Harvard
Exeter at California
Stanford at Harvard
Paseo Montoya at Campus
Goldenglow at University
San Joaquin at University