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Tag: "Hwy 243"

Delays may occur on Hwy 243 next week

CalTrans has announced that there will delays between Idyllwild and Mountain Center from Tuesday, April 22 through Friday, April 25. Flagging and slowing of traffic will occur between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Crews will be installing recessed markers on Highway 243 between its intersection with Hwy. 74 at Mountain Center and Marion Ridge Road […]

Ruiz gains federal highway funds to repair wildfire

Last week, Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) announced $1.5 millions in funding for the repair or reconstruction of Federal-aid highways and roads that suffered serious damage as a result of wildfires in Riverside County. This Federal grant comes after Dr. Ruiz and other federal lawmakers sought a formal disaster declaration making the State eligible for […]

Potential flooding on Hill, Friday afternoon, Aug. 30

The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for the Hill from 3:10 p.m. through 6:15 p.m. The areas which may be receive a deluge of rain include Idyllwild, Pine Cove, Anza, Lake Hemet and San Jacinto Peak. A 3:08 p.m. the NWS doppler radar indicated thunderstorms over Lake Hemet which will likely produce […]

Caltrans opens Highway 243 for weekend; traffic controls begin Monday, Aug. 19

Caltrans, in collaboration with the California Highway Patrol, Cal-Fire and the US Forest Service, will reopen State Route 243 to all traffic today, Friday, Aug. 16, at noon. No work will be conducted over the weekend to allow full access to residents and motorists. Beginning on Monday, Aug. 19, traffic control will be in place […]

Highway 243 may open Saturday

Cal Trans Public Information Officer Joy M. Sepulveda reported that Highway 243 may re-open Saturday, Aug. 17. A subcontractor was to begin repairing the metal beam guardrail Wednesday, Aug. 14, and will be working 12 hours shifts from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Highway 243 is estimated to be open by Saturday. An emergency project […]

Caltrans working in Idyllwild Tuesday, Oct. 30

Caltrans plans maintenance work on Highway 243 on Tuesday, Oct. 30. There maybe lane closures and one-way traffic from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The work will be near Saunders Meadow, according to its press release.

Hwy. 243 upbound — towards Idyllwild is closed

About 7 p.m., California Highway Patrol reported the closure of Hwy 243 southbound to Idyllwild will be closed indefinitely until the road can be cleared. At about 5:15, CHP reported a hit and run accident, with no injuries. This has resulted in a massive traffic jam on Hwy 243 north to Banning. It is located […]


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