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Extended Escort Schedule




State Route 74 & 243


Begins Friday, August 30th 6:00 A.M.

Ends Tuesday, September 3rd 6:00 P.M.

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August 28, 2019, San Bernardino, CA____ The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is pleased to announce that State Route 74 (SR-74) will extend the escort schedule starting Labor Day Weekend - Friday, August 30, 2019. Travelers will have 24/7 escort access on SR-74 from Hemet to Idyllwild.  

Caltrans will have a moratorium on routine lane closures, beginning Friday, August 30 at 6:00 A.M. through Tuesday, September 3 at 6:00 P.M.


By late October 2019, Caltrans will change the escort access to a 24/7 flagging-operations.


Caltrans is pleased to announce that starting Tuesday, November 1st, State Route 243 (SR-243) will be opened to some-type of limited access (escort or a flagging operation).


Caltrans would like to remind travelers to be work zone alert as maintenance and contractor crews will be in the area on both SR-74 and SR-243 for the remainder of the year, to restore the routes to full operational access.


Know before you go!

To stay on top of roadwork in the Inland Empire

go to Caltrans District 8 and sign up for commuter alerts.


The CHP strongly recommends travelers to check travel

Conditions and road closures




Use Caltrans' “Quick Map” for current road conditions

and chain requirements at


Follow us for the latest information on Facebook and Twitter. To assist in planning your commute, view live traffic conditions using QuickMap and planned lane closures.

For those with sensory disabilities requiring alternate formats (i.e. Braille, large print, sign language interpreter, etc.) and those needing information in a language other than English, please contact Terri Kasinga at 909-383-4646 or TTY 711 by August 28, 2019.