“All lanes on SR 243 are open,” Cal Trans Public Information Officer Terri Kasinga announced Wednesday night about 6:30 p.m.
After battling a 48-ton boulder since Monday, Caltrans has chipped enough of the boulder to be able to move it off the highway lane. As a precaution for motorists, cones have been placed around boulder.
Traffic control will begin some time Thursday and continue throughout the day while crews continue to break apart the rock and remove it from the shoulder, according to Kasinga.
Motorists are advised to reduce their speed and drive with care through the area until permanent asphalt repairs can be made.