Make it a “Slow Ride” for Memorial Day

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting motorists that there will be a moratorium for planned lane closures beginning Friday, May 22 at 6:00 a.m. through Tuesday, May 26 at 6:00 p.m. Some lane closures will continue if they are already in place for construction projects such as State Route 60 in Ontario.

Caltrans has compared traffic counts to one month ago and there is a slight increase in traffic at approximately twenty percent throughout the Inland Empire. Be advised that local events may cause some traffic impacts, such as Casino reopening’s in Riverside county.

Historically, traffic congestion during holiday weekends exist on Interstate 10 (I-10) between Beaumont and Palm Desert and Interstate 15 (I-15) in the Cajon Pass, Barstow and the Nevada state line. It is unknown what holiday traffic conditions will be during the Covid19 impact, however, motorists are advised to check travel conditions before they go, fill up your gas tank, and ensure that your vehicle is in good running condition for warmer weather this weekend.

Please check for local restrictions due to Covid19 with Riverside County at https://rivcoready.org/ and San Bernardino County at http://sbcounty.gov/covid19.

Caltrans reminds motorists that speed limits are reduced in construction zones with double fines. Please do not speed – it can cost you a ticket or a life. Designate a driver if you are under the influence – of anything!

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @caltrans8 for traffic incidents and delays. To assist in planning your commute, view live traffic conditions using QuickMap.

For those with sensory disabilities requiring alternate formats (i.e. Braille, large print, sign language interpreter, etc.) and those needing information in a language other than English, please contact Caltrans Public Affairs at 909-383-4631 or TTY 711 by May 31, 2020.

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