roadworksign-thumbHere’s an update on our roads: Continued delays can be expected on Highway 18 west of the Big Bear Dam. CalTrans crews will continue into December on the Highway 18 pavement rehabilitation project, which accounts for delays up to 20 minutes on weekdays, as traffic is being escorted by pilot car in the area between Lakeview Point on Arctic Circle down to the Highway 330 junction in Running Springs. These delays of 20 minutes on Highway 18 are in addition to possible delays at the Big Bear Dam, to accommodate construction of the new Big Bear bridge, and this will continue into 2011. The City of Big Bear Lake’s Red Ant Hill sidewalk installation project on Big Bear Boulevard should be completed by Thanksgiving, so motorists can expect continued weekday flagging on Red Ant Hill, just west of the Village from Modoc Drive west to Mill Creek, in the meantime. The majority of the sidewalk project is expected to be completed this week but, should it continue, there will be no work or subsequent flagging on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, nor over the holiday weekend. And, if traveling off the mountain this weekend, know that the 210 Freeway will be closed to eastbound traffic on Saturday, November 21. Westbound lanes on the 210 will be subject to rolling closures, to accommodate the filming of a motion picture, while eastbound lanes will be closed between Sierra Avenue in Fontana and Ayala Drive in Rialto, from 11am to 9pm. Detours on streets in the area will be provided for those unable to proceed east on the 210 Freeway this Saturday. There is no scheduled roadwork for Highway 18 en route to the desert communities or on Highway 38. Road information for the Big Bear Valley can also be accessed on the KBHR Roads Page.