160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “Something like a block wall, or a combined metal rail barrier with block wall, or maybe a block wall half way up,” Ordway-Peck said. Ordway-Peck said staff is pricing the recommendations. The engineer’s report cost the district $15,000. The school opened this school year at 37th Street East and Pearblossom Highway, which is up a small hill from the back of the school. Parents had expressed concerns that vehicles could veer off the road, crashing through a chain-link fence and onto school property. The city has agreed at the district’s request to conduct a traffic study to look at whether the speed limit should be lowered. By state law, speed limits cannot be lowered arbitrarily but must be based on radar survey to determine at what speed 85 percent of vehicles are traveling, city officials said. — Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 [email protected] PALMDALE – An engineering study financed by the Palmdale School District said a barrier is not needed between Barrel Springs School and Pearblossom Highway because there is no history of any accidents in that area. The district paid for the engineering study after parents expressed concerns about cars and big-rig trucks passing by at 65 mph on the busy highway. “The study showed the risk factor is really low,” Deputy Superintendent Lori Ordway-Peck said. “It does not say you ought to do something because they don’t find in the study that there’s a high-risk factor.” The consultant did come up with suggestions if the district wanted to put up some sort of barrier between the roadway and the school.