Caltrans is widening shoulders to 4-foot widths on Highway 371 in a 5-mile stretch from Cary Road to Kirby Road. During the project, only one-way traffic is permitted, causing, on average, 20-minute delays in each direction.

Repair work, including an overlay of new pavement, takes place during construction from Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Highway 371 through the Anza Valley is a heavily traveled commuter route between Temecula and San Diego and the desert communities of the Coachella Valley.

The project, which started at the end of June, is projected to run through late 2015 to early 2016, according to Caltrans Public Information Officer Joy Schneider.