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.