California Ortega Highway Weeknight Closure Guide Wednesday October 20 2021

California State Route 74/Ortega Highway Courtesy of CalTrans District 8
California State Route 74/Ortega Highway Courtesy of CalTrans District 8

California Ortega Highway (State Route 74) Weeknight Nightly Closures Guide Wednesday October 20 2021.

UPDATE: October 2021. No 55-hr closures will occur during the month of October.

Ortega Highway will be closed in Orange County and in Lake Elsinore and there will be no access and no thru traffic in either direction from 10:00pm-5:00pm on Weeknights until further notice.

CalTrans states that, “The purpose of this project is to improve the safety performance and reduce collision on Ortega Highway from the Orange/Riverside County Line All work is anticipated to be complete by Fall 2025.

Ortega Highway (State Route 74) Closure Details Are Online at CalTrans

There will be no through traffic allowed during the hours of 10:00pm-5:00am

All motorists will be turned around at 10:00pm (No Exceptions Allowed)
(All passes are invalid. Access through the work zone will be prohibited)

Use Alternate Routes

Monday October 18 2021 thru Friday October 22 2021

Work will take place just west of the Live Oak Candy store and Ortega Oaks RV Park.
All residents will have access to and from Lake Elsinore, by escorted pilot car, but no access to Orange County.
To get to and from Orange County during these hours, through traffic, including residents, must utilize a detour route and go around.
Residents, please continue to wait for the designated pilot car to escort you in and out of the construction zone to your areas of access.

For More Information Please Visit Caltrans 8 Facebook Page

Please remember this is an ACTIVE construction zone!

The contractor may be changing locations nightly, which will affect the direction of travel for residents that live
within the construction zone.

Ortega Highway Day Work Construction Delays

Day Work May Happen from 9:00am to 3:00pm

A flagging operation will be available to assist in traffic control

Be advised, you may experience long waits and delays due to construction operations.

Please obey all posted signs and traffic instructions

CHP will be on location and citing any offenders

All schedules are subject to change

Plan Ahead

Use caution and expect delays during construction hours.

Law enforcement will be on scene to assist with traffic control.

Remember to reduce your speed in and surrounding the work zone.

Be advised, weather may affect construction schedule.

Know before you go!

For up to date information and to sign up for commuter alerts, please go to SR: 74 Ortega Highway Widening Project

To stay on top of roadwork in the Inland Empire go to CalTrans District 8 and sign up for commuter alerts.

Latest Information At: CalTrans District 8 Facebook Page and CalTrans District 8 Twitter Page

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