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CA 60 Badlands construction
« on: June 12, 2021, 02:20:57 AM »

I drove out to Palm Springs a couple of weeks ago, taking CA 60 through the construction in the Badlands area east of Moreno Valley.  Further east, the I-10 pavement is being rehabilitated in the Cabazon area, which looks to be resulting in some big westbound traffic jams on the weekends, although it remains 4 lanes each way through that section.  The westbound section uses a crossover lane that splits from the other 3 lanes and runs in the eastbound lanes for around 7 miles into Banning.  On the way back, I got caught in a very slow moving jam at Cabazon, which was made worse from the traffic from the Morongo Casino, and decided go back a few miles and take the crossover lane instead.  A real mess at the Morongo Trail (used to be Apache Trail) exit, which is a dual roundabout interchange and was vastly overwhelmed with traffic.  I finally got through both loops of that, went east to the I-10 interchange at Haugen-Lehmann Way, jumped back on the westbound I-10 and took the crossover lane which avoided most of the jam, at least in this case.  YMMV

Here's a video of the eastbound trip, showing the CA 60 construction and some of the I-10 work:

BTW, the signs at the CA 111 interchange look to be newly replaced, and "other Desert Cities" remains as the control for I-10 east.  And in Beaumont, the old sign for the CA 60 exit from westbound I-10 has replaced, so no more US 60 sign showing under the CA 60 shield.
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Re: CA 60 Badlands construction
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2021, 03:18:18 AM »

I drove out to Palm Springs a couple of weeks ago, taking CA 60 through the construction in the Badlands area east of Moreno Valley.  Further east, the I-10 pavement is being rehabilitated in the Cabazon area, which looks to be resulting in some big westbound traffic jams on the weekends, although it remains 4 lanes each way through that section.  The westbound section uses a crossover lane that splits from the other 3 lanes and runs in the eastbound lanes for around 7 miles into Banning.  On the way back, I got caught in a very slow moving jam at Cabazon, which was made worse from the traffic from the Morongo Casino, and decided go back a few miles and take the crossover lane instead.  A real mess at the Morongo Trail (used to be Apache Trail) exit, which is a dual roundabout interchange and was vastly overwhelmed with traffic.  I finally got through both loops of that, went east to the I-10 interchange at Haugen-Lehmann Way, jumped back on the westbound I-10 and took the crossover lane which avoided most of the jam, at least in this case.  YMMV

Here's a video of the eastbound trip, showing the CA 60 construction and some of the I-10 work:

BTW, the signs at the CA 111 interchange look to be newly replaced, and "other Desert Cities" remains as the control for I-10 east.  And in Beaumont, the old sign for the CA 60 exit from westbound I-10 has replaced, so no more US 60 sign showing under the CA 60 shield.

And yet another iconic reminder of the old DOH falls!  That sign at the WB I-10/CA 60 split had to have been one of the oldest porcelain/button-copy still hanging around (probably from 1962 or so!) -- although there are quite a few older signs scattered around D8, particularly on I-215 (especially between CA 60 and I-10) and CA 91.  Something to see the next time visiting the area! 
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Re: CA 60 Badlands construction
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2021, 01:29:43 PM »

Even those are getting replaced. I have photos of many of them but they're steadily disappearing.
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Re: CA 60 Badlands construction
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2021, 07:19:59 PM »

Drove through last week.  The Theodore St exit on the west end has been renamed World Logistics Center Parkway and the old button copy signs have been replaced.
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