Caltrans has started resurfacing Highway 74. Delays going to Hemet have occurred over the past several weeks. While the first phase was completed Friday, the overall project will not be completed until the first week of June, according to Joy M. Sepulveda, public information officer for Caltrans’ District 8.
The project will grind the existing roadway and replace with new material to ensure longevity of the route.
Eventually, 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. Caltrans is using All American Asphalt that has been serving Southern California for 40 years.