Southern California Ortega Highway (State Route 74) 55 Hour Weekend Full Closure continues Saturday Saturday October 14 2023 thru Monday October 16 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.
A FULL 55-HOUR weekend closure will begin at 9:00pm on Friday October 13 2023 and continue to 4:00am on Monday October 16 2023.
RESIDENTS ONLY will be given access under pilot car to and from Lake Elsinore
All residents at Decker Canyon to Long Canyon, will be given access under pilot car, to and from Lake Elsinore.
No access will be given from Decker Canyon and Long Canyon to OC.
All 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 given access under pilot car, to and from Lake Elsinore.
No access will be given from Tenaja Truck Trail & Campground/Candy store to OC .
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.
Please obey all posted signs and traffic instructions for the safety of Caltrans crews and travelers.
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.”
Use Alternate Routes
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.