Highway 74 from Palm Desert and Highway 371 is no longer restricted access. The highway is open to anyone.

Caltrans Public Information Officer Shane Massoud said this week that Highway 243 north of Idyllwild is expected to open in five to six weeks.

No estimate was given on Highway 74 from Mountain Center to Hemet. Several other areas of the highway were discovered to be compromised recently. Repairs number about 10 on that highway.