Holiday Traffic DELAYS
State of California Department of Transportation, San Bernardino Caltrans
is advising motorists that they may encounter travel delays over the Labor
Day weekend, September 4 through 7. Labor Day weekend is historically
associated with the end of summer during which, people get behind the wheel to
reach their holiday destinations.
· Interstates 10, 40 and 15 are major thoroughfares to resort locations in
and out of California and all have reduced lanes and construction work that may
affect your travel time.
is a synopsis of the roadwork and details of the lane reductions that may
impact your travel times:
· Interstate 10 (I-10): Heavy rains and mud
flow on July 19, 2015 resulted in the wash out of eastbound I-10 near Desert
Center. Currently there is one lane in each direction with eastbound traffic
shifted to the westbound roadbed. Emergency repairs are currently underway to
rebuild the bridge on the eastbound 10 with completion expected by the end of
Interstate 40 (I-40): A project to rebuild (3) bridges
(Haller Wash, Rojo Wash, and Clipper Valley Wash) near Essex which are located
approximately twenty miles east of Kelbaker Road to Essex Road. In two
locations there are similar traffic shifts in which the eastbound I-40 traffic
is diverted to the westbound I-40 roadbed with one lane in each direction. The
travel lanes are separated by channelizers and k-rail depending on the
Interstate 15 (I-15): Two projects are still under
construction in the Cajon Pass/ Devore area for paving and interchange
improvements. Southbound I-15 has crossover lanes from north of State Route 138
to north of Kenwood Avenue in which lanes are shifted from the southbound to
the northbound roadbed causing some traffic delays. I-15 in Devore has reduced
lanes. Both projects have reduced speed limits to 60 miles per hour.
estimates up to a four (4) hour delay on Monday, September 7, 2015 between 1:00
p.m. and midnight for the westbound direction of travel on I-10 and I-40 in the
areas with the lanes reduced to one in each direction.
- Added information for Cajon Pass motorists…
up to 1 ½ hours are expected in the southbound direction of I-15 on Friday afternoon.
Local traffic can save time by using State Route (SR) 138 and Cajon
Boulevard to bypass holiday traffic in the Cajon Pass. A newly
constructed temporary auxiliary lane gives southbound I-15 traffic to the
opportunity to drive between the SR 138 on ramp and the Cleghorn off ramp
without entering the congested traffic lanes. There is also an event at
the San Manuel Amphitheatre (Live Nation) in Glen Helen that begins Thursday (9/3) and lasts through Monday (9/7) –
are some Tips to Make Your Labor Day weekend travel safe
the restroom before you travel to remote areas without facilities.
· Follow traffic on Caltrans Quickmap
http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/ Motorists can map out the best detour for their
trip and also check traffic delays by using the Caltrans Quickmap.
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