Expect High Traffic 

 Volumes Again


State of California • Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District #8 is advising motorists traveling to and from the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will experience heavy traffic delays throughout the weekend….  The delays are expected on Friday, April 28 through Monday, May 1 with heavier delays on Friday and Monday.  

Caltrans has canceled work on State Route 371 Paving Project in Aguanga on Friday and Monday to reduce traffic impacts to concert-goers who use the route to and from the event.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible. Below are some helpful tips for motorists who will use Interstate-10 between Beaumont and Indio or State Route- 371 between State Route-79 and State Route-74.


• PLAN AHEAD!     

Travel early in A.M. – before 9:00 A.M.

or after 10:00 A.M. on Friday, Sunday and Monday. 


Also bring snacks and necessary medication.  

• Have a FULL TANK of gas. 

• Make sure your car is in good running condition. 

• Bring a charged cell phone (with a car charger). 

• Use the restroom before you travel between Beaumont and Indio. 

• Bring patience, please.  

• Follow traffic on Caltrans QuickMap http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/  

Motorists can use the Caltrans QuickMap to map out the best detour routes around I-10, such as State Route 62 (SR-62) or State Route 74 (SR-74).   

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For roadwork and information on State Highways and Interstates in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties please visit www.caltrans8.info to sign up for commuter alerts.