Big Bear, CA, May 16, 2012, 4:00pm – The Big Bear Lake Resort Association has released information regarding intermittent/rolling road closures for this Friday’s arrival of the Amgen Tour of California cycling race from Palmdale to Big Bear.  State roadways affected include Routes 2, 138, 18 and 38 along with roadways within Big Bear.  Intermittent closures could last between 30 and 60 minutes.  For Highway 18 from Crestline to the Big Bear Dam, rolling closures will begin 20 to 30 minutes before the lead rider arrives.  This route will experience closures from approximately 1 pm to 4 pm.  Spectators who plan to observe the race along the race route, such as the Arctic Circle, are encouraged to arrive at their destination before 11am.    Rolling closures will continue on Highway 38 from the Big Bear Dam along the north shore through Fawnskin, and then to Stanfield Cutoff.  The estimated time of rolling closures on 38 is from approximately 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm.  The course will continue right onto Big Bear Blvd. to Sandalwood Drive, right onto Fox Farm Road, left onto Garstin Drive, and then proceed to Summit Blvd. for the finish.  Closures in the City of Big Bear Lake are expected to happen between 2:35 pm and 5 pm so make your travel plans accordingly.  Also, a reminder for students enrolled in the Bear Valley Unified School District that Friday, May 18th is a furlough day so schools will not be in session.

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