The newly repaired and reopened portion of Highway 243 on Wednesday, just after Caltrans announced the completion of culvert repairs. Photo by JP Crumrine

According to Caltrans Public Information Officer Terri Kasinga, Highway 243 near Lake Fulmor will fully open in both directions after 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12. This is earlier than the anticipated opening day of Friday, Dec. 14.