Caltrans, in cooperation with the Mountain Disaster Preparedness (MDP) group, will have a community meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 27 at the Idyllwild School Gymnasium located at 26700 Highway 243.

Caltrans will discuss the current status of the repairs and reconstruction of highways 74 and 243, the new escort procedure for Highway 74 and the timeline for the repair of Highway 243, according to Caltrans Public Information Officer for Maintenance Shane Massoud. 

Massoud also told the Town Crier that emergency responders will be present to answer questions regarding emergency preparedness. 

MDP is organizing and sponsoring the event for local residents and visitors.