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Traffic Question - Palm Springs to Simi Valley

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Traffic Question - Palm Springs to Simi Valley

We want to do a mid-week trip to the Reagan Library while in Palm Springs. Would it be better to leave really early ( like 7:00 am) or wait later - like 9:00 am to make the drive? Is my route correct - I-10 to 210 to 118? And....how about all these freeway shootings I am reading about in the press? Are they in that area? Thanks in advance for the info.

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1. Re: Traffic Question - Palm Springs to Simi Valley

Don't worry about the shootings, as there are millions of people in SoCal and chances of being in a freeway accident are far greater.

I-10 to the 215 (north or Barstow) p/u near Ontario.

215 for a few miles to the 210 (follow signs for Pasadena)

210 to the 118 - follow the signs in Simi for the Library.

There will be many trucks during the day. When you enter Pasadena, I would start to move over to the 2nd lane from the right. The 210 comes up as a little surprise it seems, but it is well marked.

Also, I would leave early -- as the afternoon traffic heading east out of Pasadena, can be very heavy.

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2. Re: Traffic Question - Palm Springs to Simi Valley

SORRY!! It's the I-15 to the 210 (not the 215)

Oh, so sorry! I-10 to I-15 to 210 - 118.

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3. Re: Traffic Question - Palm Springs to Simi Valley

Mere's I-10 --> I-15 ---> SR-210 ---> I-210 ----> SR-118 suggestion is a good one.

I suggest leaving at 9am rather than 7a. You should have smooth sailing the entire drive.

Don't worry about the freeway shooting. That's a hyped story.

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4. Re: Traffic Question - Palm Springs to Simi Valley

Thanks so much!

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5. Re: Traffic Question - Palm Springs to Simi Valley

The 10 from Yucaipa thru ONtario is always busy and there is ongoing road work. Any time of day, allow a little more time for that

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6. Re: Traffic Question - Palm Springs to Simi Valley

You also have a carpool lane most of the way!

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7. Re: Traffic Question - Palm Springs to Simi Valley

No Car Pool lane from Palm Springs until you hit Ontario

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8. Re: Traffic Question - Palm Springs to Simi Valley

What's the carpool law? Two to a car or more?

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yes