Road report as of Friday, June 17th:
The Buckman Springs Rest Area in the mountains just east of San Diego is still under construction. The sign says it will be closed through Jun 30th. Since we have watched this sign being changed over the past year, one can only hope that it will actually open this time!
The rest area just west of El Centro, known to some of us as the "Seeley Rest Area" is finally open.
The rest area in the sand dunes area has not closed for any repairs and is still open. Bear in mind that there are glorified porta-potties in that rest area.
There were no Cone Zones on the California side.
On the Arizona side - Yuma has finally finished all the repairs at the 16th Street exit, the main exit for restaurants, motels, and gasoline.
Also, the former cone zones on either side of Gila Bend are also done. This shouldn't be too surprising - Arizona tries to get construction work done in the winter months on its southern end.
Right now it is probably around 90F at 8:23 am, and climbing to the 100s later.
Donna (on a "shakedown cruise")