San Bernardino County, CA, May 26, 2016 – The California Department of Transportation is informing motorists that the Auto Club of America is predicting that an estimated 38 million Americans will travel over the Memorial Day weekend, an increase of 1.8 percent over 2015.
Caltrans expects lengthy delays on Interstate 15 at various locations from Temecula to the Nevada State Line, especially in the Cajon Pass, Interstate 10 from Beaumont to Indio, Interstate 40 between Barstow and Needles, and heavier than normal delays on State Route’s 91, 60, 215, and 210, beginning Thursday afternoon through Monday evening, May 26 through May 30.
Caltrans anticipates heaviest delays on northbound I-15 in the Cajon Pass on Thursday and Friday afternoons and on southbound I-15 on Sunday and Monday afternoons. It is also historical that delays are heaviest on westbound I-10 between Indio and Beaumont on Sunday and Monday afternoons into the evening hours. If you get caught in heavy traffic delays, try and find detour routes to get around the delay or find a safe place to wait for delays to subside.
Remember to plan ahead and ‘Know Before You Go’. Monitor traffic and weather reports via radio, social media, and television. Travel in the early morning hours if possible. Make sure you have a full tank of gas. Bring a charged cell phone with a car charger. And remember to bring water, snacks, necessary medication, and your patience.