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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MAN ESCAPES INJURY IN ROLL-OVER CRASH IN MORONGO VALLEY WEDNESDAY

A Joshua Tree man escaped serious injury when his pick-up truck rolled over in Morongo Valley Wednesday afternoon. Morongo Valley Fire Department Captain Jeff Rarey said the man was driving eastbound on Highway 62 when he fell asleep at the wheel about 4:19 p.m. The truck drifted over to the

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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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COUNTY CHIP SEALING LOCAL ROADS FOR THE NEXT 3-4 WEEKS

Beginning today and for the next three to four weeks, the County Department of Public Works will be fortifying some of our roads with a chip seal process. Roads in Joshua Tree, Landers, the Mesa, Morongo Valley, and in and around Pioneertown will be affected with work beginning at 8

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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.

EXPECT HEAVY I-10 TRAFFIC DELAYS THIS WEEKEND AND MONDAY

Caltrans is advising motorists to expect heavy traffic delays this weekend due to the Coachella music festival in Indio. Traffic delays are expected on Interstate 10 from Beaumont to Indio from Friday, April 21, through Monday, April 24. Motorists are urged to avoid traveling I-10 Friday through Monday night. If

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HIGHWAY 62 ROAD WORK AND LANE CLOSURES THIS WEEK EAST OF TWENTYNINE PALMS

Road work and lane closures will continue this week on State Route 62 east of Twentynine Palms The Caltrans maintenance crews will continue crack sealing the pavement on State Route 62 between Vidal Junction and Earp today Monday, March 20, through Wednesday, March 22. They will be crack sealing a

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TWENTYNINE PALMS ROAD TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, UTAH TRAIL, CLOSED FOR PAVING

If you’re planning on going to Joshua Tree National Park through the Twentynine Palms entrance today (Thursday, March 9), you better make other plans. The city of Twentynine Palms is paving Utah Trail from 29 Palms Highway to the park’s entrance gate today, and the road will be closed until

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CHP IDENTIFIES SUSPECTED DUI DRIVER THAT CLOSED THE YUCCA GRADE YESTERDAY

The CHP has identified the suspected DUI Driver that caused the Yucca Grade to close for about an hour Wednesday morning. Investigators said that about 4:10 am, a 1998 Dodge pick-up truck driven by Edgar Morales, 44, of Yucca Valley was traveling eastbound on the highway at Scholl Drive in

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HIGHWAY 62 BRIEFLY CLOSED THIS MORNING DUE TO DUI CRASH IN MORONGO VALLEY

UPDATES WITH NAME OF DRIVER:

Highway 62 was briefly closed down in both directions following a traffic crash in Morongo Valley this morning. About 4:10, a 1998 Dodge pick-up truck traveling eastbound on the highway collided with a power pole at Scholl Drive. The pole was sheared off, but was

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REPAIR TO ROADS ON THE “BACK WAY TO VEGAS” START TOMORROW

Construction starts tomorrow that will disrupt travel for area residents who take the so-called “back way to Vegas.” Drivers who plan to take route on back roads north and east from Twentynine Palms to Las Vegas in March, take note: several roads will be closed to all traffic between noon

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ROADWORK THIS WEEK IN THE CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS

Roadwork in Twentynine Palms will affect area residents. Construction is underway this week for the curb, gutter and sidewalk project along the south end of El Sol Avenue in Twentynine Palms. This project should be completed by the end of March. For more information, call Randy Councell at 760-367-7562.

MARCH CLOSURES PLANNED FOR “BACK ROAD TO VEGAS”

Travelers who plan to take “the back roads” to Las Vegas in March, take note: several roads will be closed to all traffic between noon and 10 p.m. between March 2 and March 18 while Union Pacific upgrades the railroad tracks. The Kelbaker Road crossing at Kelso will be closed

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ROAD CLOSURES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TODAY

Road work will disrupt some Twentynine Palms traffic today. Siesta Drive, from Adobe Road to Aztec Avenue in Twentynine Palms, will be closed today, Tuesday, January 24, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. due to a street overlay. Motorists should use alternate routes. For more information, call 760-367-ROAD.

WEATHER CLOSES SOME ROADS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Due to heavy rains on last weekend, and more rain expected this weekend, several roads in Joshua Tree National Park have been closed. Closed roads include Odell Road, Big Horn Pass Road, Covington Flats Road and Geology Tour Road. Depending on the anticipated storms, Keys Ranch Road and Lost Horse

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SHOOTING INVESTIGATION CLOSES THE HIGHWAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Deputies responding to a report of shots fired in Twentynine Palms early this morning were shot at by the suspect. The deputies were not injured. The shooting occurred at the Motel 6 on the highway in Twentynine Palms about 3:30 a.m. The suspect, who is holed up in a room

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ROAD CLOSURES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

The City of Twentynine is notifying area drivers and residents of some road closures occurring Wednesday and Thursday, January 18, and 19, due to street overlays. Manana Drive from Palo Verde Avenue to Aztec Avenue will be closed on Wednesday, and Siesta Drive from Adobe Road to Aztec Avenue will

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I-10 STANDOFF SENDS TRAFFIC THROUGH OUR MORONGO BASIN

A pursuit and standoff forced the CHP to shut down Interstate 10 for several hours Sunday, sending a surge of traffic through the Morongo Basin West on State Route 62. Officials began chasing Imelda Sortino, a San Diego woman, about 9 a.m. who was driving recklessly through the San Gorgonio

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ROADWORK IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TODAY

Roadwork will affect traffic today in Twentynine palms. Palo Verde Avenue in Twentynine Palms—from Cactus to Old Dale—will be closed today, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. due to street overlay. Please use alternate routes. For more information, call 760-367-ROAD.