Much of Highway 247 to be Closed this Weekend

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– Caltrans plans a full closure of State Route 247 from 8 p.m. Friday, March 29, thru 6 a.m. Monday, April 1.

The closure will be between Camp Rock Road and Bessemer Mine Road,which is located between Lucerne Valley and Yucca Valley. There are no immediate detours in the area. Officials strongly encourage motorists not to use dirt roads to attempt to go around the closure. GPS functions may detour motorists onto unmaintained dirt roads which may not be traversable by a passenger vehicle and could result in motorists being stranded. Additionally, cellular services in these areas can be limited. Motorists traveling to the Johnson Valley OHV Area are encouraged to use I-10 to SR-62 to SR-247. There will be no access to the OHV area via I-15 to SR-247. Please reduce your speed in the work zone.

To stay on top of roadwork in the Inland Empire go to www.caltrans8.info and sign up for commuter alerts. View traffic conditions at http://quickmap.dot.ca.govand lane closures at https://lcswebreports.dot.ca.gov.

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