Caltrans, Waze help avoid Labor Day traffic

Caltrans, Waze help avoid Labor Day traffic

Although Labor Day is one of the less-traveled holidays in the U.S., according to AAA, drivers can still expect to be stuck in traffic for much of the long weekend. According to the Auto Club of Southern California, San Diego, Las Vegas and San Francisco. Here’s what to expect if you’ll be one of the millions traveling this weekend.

Drivers heading to Las Vegas will experience delays on Thursday and Friday afternoons. State Route 91 in Norwalk and the 60 will also have delays going east. Sunday and Monday afternoons will see heavy traffic in the opposite direction.

Some of the heaviest delays are expected on I-15 in the Cajon Pass, through Barstow and at the Nevada State line. Caltrans has halted all lane closures from 6:00 a.m. Friday to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday. CalTrans spokeswoman Kelly Markham said that construction crews would still be at work in some areas.

“People have holiday destinations they want to get to, and we want to make sure they get there.” Markham said. She also said that drivers can use the online QuickMap to plan their travels.

Waze, a community-based traffic and navigation app, found last year that the best time to to drive before Labor Day is Thursday afternoon after 2 p.m. Traffic peaks between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday. On Sunday, traffic peaks between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m.

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