If you are traveling through the Mojave Preserve between I-15 and I-40, please be aware of the following road closure for the next YEAR per the National Park Service: Cima Road from Kelso Cima to Interstate 15 will CLOSE on Monday March 20th until March of 2024 for renovations. Please use Kelbaker Road or Morning Star Road. Access to Teutonia Peak and Cima Dome areas will be high clearance 4WD only backcountry routes.

In the interest of public safety and to protect road crews working in the area, visitors must avoid driving on or across the active construction zone of Cima Road during this closure. Driving around cones, barricades and signs will be prohibited.

This renovation and construction project will improve visitor safety and involve infrastructure designed to reduce mortality of the Federally Listed Desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) from motor vehicles impacts.

Cima Road is expected to be closed until March 2024.

Maps, and other updates on road conditions and closures are available at https://www.nps.gov/moja/road-conditions.htm