California Department of Transportation

06/19/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/19/2017 12:55

SR 243 Emergency Project Update Effective: 6/19/17 to 7/5/17

State of California • Department of Transportation

COMMUTER ALERT

17-114b Update

Date: June 19, 2017

District: 8 - Riverside/San Bernardino

Contact: Terri Kasinga

Phone: (909) 383-4631 or (951) 232-4628

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

caltrans8.info

UPDATE

CALTRANS HAS BEGUN EMERGENCY WORK TO REPAIR SINKHOLE ON STATE ROUTE 243

RIVERSIDE - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) began work on Monday, June 12, to repair a sinkhole and other damaged areas of State Route 243 (SR 243) near Idyllwild and Poppet Flats. Water runoff from heavy snow fall and rain this past winter continued to damage a culvert and erode slopes on this section of SR 243. A $1.5 million Director's Order was issued and efforts to secure permits with local agencies to make repairs began earlier this year.

The revised schedule is as follows:

DATE

TIME

WORK DESCRIPTION

Monday, 6/19

6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

One way traffic control (FLAGGING) to saw cut existing pavement and mobilize equipment & material to jobsite.

Tuesday 6/20 Through Friday 6/23 (midnight)

Starts 6/20 @ 6:00 a.m. thru 6/23 @ 12:00 a.m. (midnight)

24 hours a day (continuous flagging)

Various work to repair sink hole at post mile 6.2 Between Franklin Drive and Alpine Way

Saturday & Sunday 6/24 & 6/25

N/A

NO WEEKEND WORK

Monday 6/26

Through Thursday 6/29 (midnight)

Starts 6/26 @ 6:00 a.m. thru 6/29 @ 12:00 a.m. (midnight)

24 hours a day (continuous flagging)

Various work to repair sink hole at post mile 6.2 Between Franklin Drive and Alpine Way

Friday 6/30 thru Wednesday 7/5

N/A

HOLIDAY MORITORIUM

Work will take place at several other locations on SR 243 once the sinkhole repairs are completed and this release will be updated with those locations. Caltrans will continue to monitor traffic queues to avoid any major impacts to the traveling public.

The project is expected to be completed by this September, weather permitting. Caltrans urges motorists to plan ahead and adjust your schedule if possible to avoid traffic delays. Please reduce your speed in the construction zone and follow any commands given CHP or the road workers. Follow us on Twitter

@caltrans8 or go to caltrans8.info for road work alerts. Monitor traffic with Caltrans Quickmap at http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/.

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