Boulder removal on Ortega Highway continues

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RIVERSIDE – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will be removing large boulders as part of the slope stabilization work on State Route 74 (SR-74) in Lake Elsinore.

There will be a single one-hour full directional closure taking place every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday until December 19 between the hours of 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., weather dependent.

Eastbound traffic will be held at postmile 11.0 and westbound traffic will be held at postmile 9.0.

Morning and evening commuters will not be affected by this operation. Be advised, excessive noise may occur during construction hours. Work will resume behind k-rail Mondays and Fridays from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Know before you go! To stay on top of roadwork in the Inland Empire go to Caltrans District 8 and sign up for commuter alerts. Follow us for the latest information on Facebook and Twitter. To assist in planning your commute, view live traffic conditions using QuickMap and planned lane closures.

For those with sensory disabilities requiring alternate formats (i.e. Braille, large print, sign language interpreter, etc.) and those needing information in a language other than English, please contact Shane Massoud at 909-383-4416 or TTY 711 by December 31, 2019.

Submitted by the State of California Department of Transportation