Local Traffic


**** Local Traffic: ****

Here are a few of the traffic related incidents and construction projects happening in the Needles, California area.


**** Traffic Alert!!: ****

  • Essex, CA: Bridge Washed Out:

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The California Highway Patrol has confirmed that a bridge has washed out along National Trails Highway, also known as Route 66, near Danby Road near Essex, California.

  • Closure: National Trails Highway from Kelbaker Road to Interstate 40.
  • Detours: Kelbaker Road to Interstate 40

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  • Needles, CA: Needles Highway Project:

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Construction has begun on the Needles Highway construction project along Needles Highway from West Broadway to Balboa Place in Needles, California.

Motorists slowly get around construction work along the Needles Highway bridge over Interstate 40 in Needles, California on Thursday, July 13th, 2017.

According to the City of Needles, the project will refurbish Needles Highway from West Broadway/N Street and Balboa Place and will include pavement resurfacing, replacing guardrail and placing traffic striping and pavement markings.

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Construction crews have been seen doing traffic control, directing motorists along a single lane of traffic in each direction, which is causing some traffic along Needles Highway before Interstate 40 during rush hour.

In cooperation with the City of Needles, the Needles Highway Project is being done with federal funds that was approved by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, a project way overdue and has been a long awaiting project for years.

According to the County of San Bernardino, the project is in line with the County’s Vision of a sustainable system of public safety and continue its efforts of constructing improvements on public roads.

As the project continues through July 2017, motorists should expect traffic, delay, and any additional closures without advance notice.


Please driver safely, always pay attention to the roadway and what’s around you, always yield to first responders that are going to an emergency with lights and sirens on, always slow for the construction zone, never drive into a flooded roadway, and never drink and drive or text and drive. 

News from Needles, California.

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