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Driving from LAX

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Driving from LAX

I am going to be driving from LAX to Palm Springs this Thursday afternoon. I will be leaving LAX around 1pm. I understand that traffic will be bad, but what do you suggest will be the quickest route? Highway 60 or Highway 91?

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1. Re: Driving from LAX

Or Interstate 10?

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2. Re: Driving from LAX

They're all pretty ugly. The 91 seems most out of the way.

From LAX you can go south about 2 miles and get on Interstate 105 to go east. It dead-ends at I-605 which you can take north to get to either the 60 or I-10. You avoid downtown LA with this maneuver.

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3. Re: Driving from LAX

I would do the 105 > 605 > 10. The 10 is four lanes and a full freeway all the way, whereas the 60 goes down to two lanes and becomes a regular highway (with cross traffic and slower speeds). So I've found that, while neither will be exactly speedy, the 10 is generally a bit faster.

Keep an ear out for traffic reports on the day, though.

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I use the free SIGALERT app on my smartphone to guide me through San Diego's traffic. They also cover the LA area:


It updates the real time traffic conditions every 5 minutes so you can see where the congestion is and plan an alternate way around it. You can check the suggested routes above just before you leave, and see which appears to be the best. Of course, things can change in an instant with an accident.


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5. Re: Driving from LAX

Avoid going thru Riverside due to construction. The 105 to 605 to 10 Route isn't bad.

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6. Re: Driving from LAX

We'll be doing the same journey but on a Saturday mid-afternoon. Can we hope that traffic may be better on a Saturday?

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7. Re: Driving from LAX

>>whereas the 60 goes down to two lanes and becomes a regular highway (with cross traffic and slower speeds). <<

Where does the 60 freeway become a highway?

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8. Re: Driving from LAX

If going east, the east end of Moreno Valley where it hits the mountains becomes a highway, and stays that way until Beaumont when it connects with I-10. (About a six mile segment).

Also there is still a lot of construction work (mainly for adding carpool/express lanes) at the junction of the 215 and the 60.

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