Southern California Ortega Highway (State Route 74) Weeknight Lane Closures Thursday May 25 2023.
May 2023 Ortega Highway Caltrans Road Work
Ortega Weeknight Lane Closures Monday May 22 2023 thru Thursday May 25 2023.
Ortega Highway (State Route 74) Weeknight Closure Schedule (May 22 2023 thru May 25 2023)
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) continues work on State Route 74 (SR-74) in Riverside County from the Riverside and Orange County border to Monte Vista Street just west of Lake Elsinore.
Crews will perform work in various locations throughout the project zone. Weather permitting.
WEEKNIGHT FULL CLOSURES: One-way traffic control with escorts will be in place from 8 p.m. to 9:59 p.m.
During the hours of 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., the route will be CLOSED to through traffic.
RESIDENTS AND COMMUTERS will need to utilize the alternate routes to go around the closure each night BEGINNING AT 10 p.m.
Access through the work zone will be prohibited during the previously stated hours.
Work will take place nightly, east of the County line on SR-74, Monday through Thursday.
Residents on Tenaja Truck Trail or west of Tenaja Truck Trail, including the Ortega Oaks RV Park and Campground and The Candy Store, will be directed to Lake Elsinore and WILL NOT be given access to go through to Orange County during the hours of 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
Residents at Long Canyon and Decker Canyon will be directed to Lake Elsinore and WILL NOT be given access to go through to Orange County during the hours of 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
No through traffic will be allowed.
Please obey all posted signs and traffic instructions for the safety of Caltrans crews and travelers.
Ortega Highway (State Route 74) Closure Schedule is On Facebook
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
Use Alternate Routes
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
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