Going to Vegas Anytime Soon – Better Go Through Amboy


Anyone from The Coachella Valley headed to Las Vegas this weekend (or the next few weekends) should do everything possible to avoid the “Cajon Crawl.”

Cal-Trans is shutting down northbound lanes of the 15 Freeway, between Highway 138 and Oak Hill Road, from 10 p.m. Friday until 3 p.m. Monday reducing traffic to two and sometimes only one lane.

It is the first of 5 weekends of road work to this section of the 15 to replace old concrete slabs – although drivers will be spared during Labor Day weekend as no construction is scheduled.

So if your are headed to Las Vegas from The Palm Springs area – go through Amboy.  Not only will you avoid the traffic nightmare but you will also get to see a bit of historic Route 66 – and that is actually all you will see since there is pretty much nothing else until State Line.  So make sure you are gassed up before you leave Twentynine Palms.  .