Caltrans has announced there will be a moratorium for planned lane closures for roadwork beginning 6 a.m. Friday, May 22 through 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 26. 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 from a month ago and there is a slight increase in traffic of about 20 percent throughout the Inland Empire. Casino re-openings may cause some traffic impacts. Ernest Figueroa says Caltrans isn’t sure of how the stay-at-home orders will affect the traditionally heavy congestion on the freeways…
Historically, traffic congestion during holiday weekends exists on Interstate 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.
Check for local restrictions due to Covid19 with Riverside County at rivcoready.org and San Bernardino County at sbcovid19.com.