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California Seeks to Break Freight Bottleneck

July 8, 2013

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The U.S. Transportation Department says California's Devore Interchange is a critical freight link serving 21,000 trucks each day. Now the state has broken ground on a modernized Devore Interchange that will relieve freight congestion through this critical corridor.

Credit: U.S. DOT
Credit: U.S. DOT

The interchange links Interstates 15 and 215 and connects freight traffic from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach with critical points east. It also carries more than 1 million drivers per week and can back up as far as 5 miles due to excess volume.

As part of the Devore project, the I-15/I-215 interchange and adjacent interchanges will be reconfigured with an added lane in each direction. And, in addition to the new general traffic lanes, the project will also include a truck bypass lane in each direction that will further improve safety and reduce congestion for commercial vehicles as well as passenger cars.

Read more from the U.S. DOT, about this project to reduce the backups and speed up freight movements.

Comments

  1. 1. Stormy [ July 08, 2013 @ 01:53PM ]

    The bottleneck will take care of itself as CA continues enforcing their EPA regulations. Less trucks will be going into CA as the years pass and owner operators are forced out of CA because they can't afford to retrofit their trucks or buy new trucks to keep up with the regs. CA will be receiving less money from IFTA and the only carriers will be the major carriers and they will be able to write their own ticket on rates on freight.

  2. 2. Flybye [ July 08, 2013 @ 04:36PM ]

    I totally agree with Stormy, Cali could have already given us a thru lane.to avoid accidents and ease congestion with there split speed limits.They will see a drastic decline in freight deliveries im shure .The new laws haven't had enough time yet to really hit home.WHEN MILK IS 5.00 A gallon and bread is 5-6 bucks a loaf.and there wives cant go to the mall and find a hundred different brands of pantyhose and shoes,then maybe they will start to think ,Gee maybe we can't afford to be so argorant and Stupid !!

 

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