CALTRANS OFFER TIPS FOR DRIVING IN HIGH TEMPERATURES

Caltrans is alerting motorists that high temperatures can cause problems for the traveling public such as vehicle breakdowns, and uncomfortable conditions. Reporter Rebecca Havely has some helpful travel tips… Know before you go. Check traffic conditions to make your drive safer. Make sure you vehicle is in good repair check

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ROAD WORK ON OLD WOMAN SPRINGS ROAD MONDAY

The California Department of Transportation will be performing road work on State Route 247 Monday. CalTrans will be grinding and repaving both north- and southbound lanes of the highway from Handley Road to Boone Avenue Monday, June 19, from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Motorists are urged to use caution

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ROAD WORK ON THE MORONGO GRADE AND STATE ROUTE  247 THIS WEEK

The California Department of Transportation will be performing road work on the Morongo Grade, and on State Route 247 all this week. Caltrans will be repairing guardrails on the Morongo Grade from the county line to Indian Canyon Avenue today through this Thursday, June 15, from 9 until 3. In

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ROAD WORK IN THE MORONGO BASIN THIS WEEK

The California Department of Transportation will be performing road work on the Morongo Grade, and on State Route 247 all this week. Caltrans will be repairing guardrails on the Morongo Grade from the county line to Indian Canyon Avenue today through next Monday, June 12, from 9 until 3. In

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COUNTY AND CALTRANS TO DEDICATE JOSHUA TREE STRIPING PROJECT TOMORROW

CalTrans and County representatives will hold a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony at Tortoise Island in Joshua Tree at 10 a.m. tomorrow, (Wednesday, May 31), for the new bike lanes and striping plan in downtown Joshua Tree. The striping and bike lanes are a first for San Bernardino Counties. Bring

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STRIPING OF DOWNTOWN JOSHUA TREE STARTS THIS WEEK

Caltrans began striping Highway 62 in downtown Joshua Tree this morning. The striping project, which will provide striped islands, diagonal parking areas, and bicycle lanes, will take place 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, May 22, through Thursday, May 25. Traffic control will be in place. Motorists are advised to

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A WARM RECEPTION TO CALTRANS DOWNTOWN JOSHUA TREE TRAFFIC PLANS

At last night’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council in Joshua Tree, representatives from Caltrans held a final presentation on their pilot plan for more safely moving vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists through the Joshua Tree business district. And for an audience not known for cordiality, the plan was

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MORONGO BASIN MAC SHOULD SEE CALTRANS DOWNTOWN JOSHUA TREE PLAN TONIGHT

Anyone who’s ever walked or driven through Joshua Tree’s business district knows that it can sometimes be risky. After outlining a plan to fix that, a Caltrans spokesman was tardy in providing the details. Reporter David Haldane says that may be corrected tonight… Joshua Tree residents holding their breaths for

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CALTRANS WORKING ON OLD WOMAN SPRINGS ROAD TOMORROW

CalTrans will be performing utility work on Old Woman Springs Road in Yucca Valley Tuesday, May 9. Be prepared for one-way lane closures between Buena Suerte Road and San Juan Road from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Watch for road workers and slow down.

CALTRANS ROAD WORK TO CLOSE EASTBOUND I-10 ON RAMP

CalTrans will be performing some road work in our area next week. The on-ramp from Highway 62 to eastbound Interstate 10 is scheduled to be closed from 7 p.m. today through midnight, Friday, May 5 for bridge and electrical work. Motorists traveling downhill on SR 62 who want to travel

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CALTRANS WARNS OF TRAFFIC DELAYS, UPCOMING FREEWAY WORK

CalTrans is advising motorists to expect heavy traffic delays this weekend due to the StageCoach music festival in Indio. Traffic delays are expected on Interstate 10 from Beaumont to Indio Friday, April 28, through Monday, May 1. In addition, CalTrans has scheduled some road work next week on the on-ramp

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HIGHWAY 62 ON-RAMP TO EASTBOUND I-10 CLOSED TODAY

CalTrans will be performing shoulder work on the westbound Highway 62 connector to westbound Interstate 10 today, from 7 to 3. The Interstate on-ramp will be closed during construction.

STATE ROUTE 62 GETTING $9.8 MILLION IN IMPROVEMENTS IN TWO PROJECTS

Construction started this week on a nine-mile project from the western border of Joshua Tree to the eastern border of Twentynine Palms. The $4.7 million project will add two-way left turn lanes and widen the existing shoulders to a standard eight feet. The California Department of Transportation says the project

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50 PEOPLE TURN OUT FOR CALTRANS PRESENTATION IN MORONGO VALLEY

When Caltrans divided State Route 62 in Morongo Valley with delineators, many were skeptical of their claim that the plastic poles would enhance safety. But in the almost two years since they were installed cross median collisions there went from far above average to zero. Last night Caltrans presented their

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CALTRANS TO EXPLAIN NEW MORONGO VALLEY HIGHWAY MEDIANS WEDNESDAY

In May 2015, responding to an accident tally well above average and a growing death toll, the California Department of Transportation, or Caltrans, installed plastic delineators to separate the east and westbound lanes of highway 62 in Morongo Valley. Reporter Mike Lipsitz picks up the story from there… The public

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CALTRANS MOBILE APP OFFERS REAL-TIME TRAFFIC INFORMATION

CalTrans developed an online, real-time website with traffic information in 2012. Last August, a QuickMap mobile app was released for Android phones, and it became available for iPhone users in January. Kirby Davis says the app recently received an award of excellence, and gives an overview of its capabilities… CalTrans

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MORONGO BASIN MAC TO MEET; DOWNTOWN JOSHUA TREE PLAN REPORT POSTPONED

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council will meet with a sparse agenda tonight, following the cancellation of a major presentation. Here with the details is reporter David Haldane… Joshua Tree residents anxious to learn more about a Caltrans plan to slow traffic through their business district will have to wait

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MORONGO BASIN MAC UNOFFICIALLY GREENLIGHTS JOSHUA TREE TRAFFIC PLAN

Representatives from Caltrans attended an informal meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council last night to discuss three separate efforts to make Highway 62 safer; two in Joshua Tree and one in Morongo Valley. Reporter David Haldane was there and filed this report… If you ride a bike, don’t

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SPECIAL MAC MEETING TONIGHT FOCUSES ON DOWNTOWN JOSHUA TREE TRAFFIC

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council holds a special meeting tonight with safety on the agenda. Reporter David Haldane has the details… Do you feel close to meeting your Maker while driving down Highway 62? If not, you probably should because you’re three times more likely to die in a

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CALTRANS LAYS OUT ITS PLAN FOR DOWNTOWN JOSHUA TREE TRAFFIC

At last night’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council in Joshua Tree, representatives from Caltrans floated the idea of instituting a pilot program aimed at more safely moving vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists through the Joshua Tree downtown business district. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there… Last night’s agenda noted

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