Big Bear Lake, CA, August 27, 2012 — The state Department of Transportation is accepting applications for chain installers in local mountains this winter. Applications are available online at Applications must be postmarked by Sept. 24 and mailed to Caltrans Maintenance, Chain Installer Application, 175 W. Cluster Street, San Bernardino, CA 92408. No walk-ins will be accepted, and getting a “Certificate of Mailing” from the post office is recommended. New applicants will need to pass a written and performance test in Running Springs on October 13; permit holders from last winter do not need to test. All chain installers will need to pay a permit fee of $200 to Caltrans.


Caltrans District 8 has 75 permit positions available across four designated areas:

· State Route 18, from San Bernardino to Lucerne Valley, including Snow Valley, 20 permit positions.
· State Route 330, from the 210 Freeway to State Route 18, 30 permit positions.
· State Route 38, from Bryant Street to Hatchery Rd, 20 permit positions.
· State Route 138, from State Route 2 to the 15 Freeway and State Route 2, 5 permits, good on both routes.

If you have any questions, please contact the Caltrans Superintendents’ Office at (909) 867-2102. Should your call be answered by our voice mail please leave your name, telephone number and the best time to contact you.