Flagging continues on Highway 18, between Baldwin Lake and Lucerne Valley. Weekday flagging from 8am to 5pm for paving is expected to continue into September. On Highway 18 the front way, from the Big Bear Dam en route to Highway 330, weekday flagging continues from 7am to 5pm, accounting for 15-20 minute delays at the new Big Bear bridge project at the western-most end of Big Bear Lake. Additional blasting is scheduled to take place near the dam sometime this week, though a specific day and time has not yet been named; when blasting does take place, signage will be posted in advance, though additional delays can be expected. Caltrans has completed roadwork on all of Highway 38 so, for now, Highway 38 is the one route in and out of Big Bear where scheduled delays are not to be expected.
Michael Rogers of California-based HTC Columbia takes the Overall Lead heading into Mountain Stage of 2010 Amgen Tour of California