Idyllwild Roads Getting Summer Makeover

The summer of 2023 will see new paving to more than  four miles of roads in the Idyllwild area, including the downtown business corridor, North and South Circle Drive, as part of a county transportation project.

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors has approved  a $4.8 million project for road repairs in the Idyllwild area, totaling 4.7 miles of roads.

The County will put the project out to bid.   Once a contract is awarded,  the work should begin in the summer 2023,  and expected to be finished within 4 months.

The roads that will be resurfaced are:

• North Circle Drive, from Village Center Drive to Pine Crest Avenue;
• South Circle Drive, from Pine Crest Avenue to State Highway 243;
• Saunders Meadow Road, from Clubhouse Drive to State Highway 243; and
• Fern Valley Road, from South Circle Drive to Humber Park.

Interior roads and access roads for the Transportation Department’s Operations Yard in Idyllwild and for the Lawler Lodge and Alpine Cabins and parking area, camping facilities operated by the Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District, are also set to be repaved.

These improvements will be funded mostly through the county’s gas tax and SB 1 funds (88.8 percent), gas tax and Proposition 111 (5.3 percent), with the remainder from the county park district and reimbursement for utility work by the Idyllwild Water District.


Asphalt Paving – Traffic Cone.

Photo from Alpha Media USA Portland OR