Based on my recent drives, I can offer these cautionary notes:
* At least as of Oct. 15, South Euclid Avenue in Ontario from a street I can’t remember to Riverside Drive is a hell ride. That was the day I had a lunch date at Taylor’s Cafe and found traffic slowed to a standstill, three lanes funneled into one, for massive reconstruction and installation of a new traffic signal. Maybe it’s cleared up now — I don’t dare drive back down there to check.
* In Montclair, Central Avenue is in pieces from the northern city limits to the 10 Freeway, near Montclair Plaza. Better they’re doing this work now than during Christmas shopping, but that doesn’t make me want to drive it.
* Similarly, Monte Vista Avenue near Montclair Plaza also has lanes narrowed and pavement torn out, although not as drastically.
Better to just avoid Montclair until further notice. Will you miss it? If you live in Montclair, or you really need new clothes at the mall, use your best judgment.
* East Holt Boulevard at Euclid Avenue in Ontario remains a pit of despair, five lanes squeezed into two. Avoid at all costs.
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Any other torn-up streets to avoid, readers?