JULY FOURTH HOLIDAY TRAVEL INFO
SAN BERNARDINO – The California Department of Transportation
(Caltrans) is alerting motorists that travel experts are predicting record
breaking numbers of motorists (47 million Americans) on the highways for the
Fourth of July holiday. The holiday lands in the middle of next week
which has prompted many people to take time off work to enjoy the festivities
and travel to destinations in and out of California. Reports state that
traffic will be worst on Tuesday afternoon, July 3, between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.
Below are some helpful travel tips to make your trip a little more pleasant:
The best time to leave is early before workday traffic on July
3. There will be another break in traffic later that evening.
If you travel on
July 4 – leave between 4:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. to minimize time spent in
The worst time
to travel is mid-afternoon on July 3 and 4.
Firework shows –
try and leave the event as late as possible – after 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 8, will be the day that everyone is returning home – leave very
early or return on Monday, July 9.
Remember – designate a sober driver, have a
full tank of gas, cell phone and plenty of patience.
Follow the Caltrans Quickmap at http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/ to check traffic and incidents
before you go.
Follow us on Twitter @caltrans8.
Firework shows and information:
San Bernardino County Fire Department
Riverside County Fire Department
Happy Fourth of July!
Director of Operations & Membership
Big Bear Visitors Bureau
This is a
reprint from Big Bear Visitors Bureau, July 2018