Cal Trans has started resurfacing Highway 74. Delays going to Hemet have occurred over the past several weeks. The first phase of the project, from Marshall Avenue to Hurkey Creek in Hemet, should be finished Friday, May 3.

However the overall project will not be completed until the first week of June, according to Joy M. Sepulveda, public information officer for Cal Trans’ District 8.

The project will grind the existing roadway and replace with new material to ensure longevity of the route.

The second phase of the work will be from Morris Ranch Road in Garner Valley to the separation of State Routes 74 and 371 near Anza.

Traffic control will be used from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. This means one-way traffic control with pilot car during the construction period.

The total mileage repaved is 19.4 miles and the cost is about $3.5 million. Cal Trans is using All American Asphalt, who has been serving Southern California for 40 years.