According to a report from The Press-Enterprise, repairs on the Ortega -- needed following the Falls Fire that broke out Aug. 5 -- are wrapping up and road crews will be clearing out.
Caltrans had projected the work would extend into early October, but workers are coming in ahead of schedule.
Caltrans awarded Corona-based Beador Construction a $1.7-million contract to repair the fire damaged road. According to Caltrans District 8 spokeswoman Shelli Lombardo, the contract called for Beador to repair:
2,000 feet of striping
14,000 feet of guardrail
1,000 feet of asphalt diking
150 reflective delineators
200 recessed reflective markers
The work began days following containment of the Falls Fire, which burned Aug. 5-9. Repairs were made on a stretch of the highway between Grand Avenue in Lake Elsinore and the South Main Divide to the west.