Heavy Traffic Delay
San Bernardino, November 23, 2015 ____ Caltrans District 8
advises motorists that experts are predicting a 0.6% increase in all methods of
travel nationwide, with approximately 47 million people traveling either by car
or by airplane for the Thanksgiving holiday. Thanksgiving is traditionally the
highest travel period in the Inland Empire region. Caltrans expects lengthy
delays on Interstate 15 (I-15) in the Cajon Pass, as well as, State Routes 60,
91, Interstates 10, 210, and 215.
The projected storm expected Wednesday will not make driving
any easier. Be advised that I-10 travelers to Arizona and back will also
experience some travel delays between Indio and Beaumont. A holiday moratorium
on lane closures will be Wednesday November 25 at 6:00 a.m. to Monday, November
30 at 6:00 P.M. There are to be no scheduled lane closures during this time.
AAA Highlights from 2015 Thanksgiving Travel Forecast http://news.yahoo.com/aaa-forecasts-smaller-jump-thanksgiving-travel-150859446.html
2015 Thanksgiving travel period forecast is expected to reach an eight-year
million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving
holiday, a 0.6 percent increase over 46.6 million people from 2014.
than 41.9 million Americans are expected to travel 50 miles or more by car, the
most since 2007 and up 0.7 percent from 2014.
you plan to hit the road during the upcoming Thanksgiving week, below are some
Travel in early morning hours if possible–try
to leave as early as possible.
WATER! Also, bring snacks and necessary medication.
full tank of gas.
sure your car is in good running condition.
a charged cell phone (with a car charger).
restroom before you get on the road.
chains if traveling to mountain areas.
stay on top of roadwork in the Inland Empire go to www.caltrans8.info and sign
up for commuter alerts.
traffic conditions at http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov.