(Excess traffic being monitored)….The excess comes from Interstate 10.
I-10 is a main artery to Phoenix, Arizona from California. When the bridge collapsed East of Coachella, and the Westbound Bridge was compromised by the flooding over the weekend, Cal Trans was forced to designate detours while repair work was underway. One of the recommended detours is for traffic to use Highway 86 or Highway 111 to Interstate 8 and then over to Arizona. Public Works Director William Brunet told the Board of Supervisors that excess traffic would be monitored to ensure traffic moved smoothly, and to try and keep heavy truck traffic off sensitive areas, such as Forrester Road.