High number expected to travel over weekend

Aug 29, 2014 12:03 PM by News Staff

The highest number of Californians since the recession is expected to travel over the Labor Day holiday weekend and drivers should plan ahead to avoid delays on Interstate 5.

Caltrans says motorists should expect significant delays on I-5 at Antlers Bridge near Lakehead. Construction crews are working on the roadway and have reduced traffic to one lane in each direction.

The heaviest traffic is expected on Monday from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. and delays could be as long as two to three hours. Caltrans is urging drivers to avoid traveling during these heavy traffic times if possible.

The Ventura County Star reported Friday that The Automobile Club of Southern California estimates that nearly 4 million travelers are expected to hit the roads statewide, 2 percent increase over last year, but still far below the record-high 5.2 million California residents who traveled over the three-day weekend in 2008.


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