Angelus Oaks, CA, September 25, 2011, 7:00am - State Route 38 remains closed from Angelus Oaks to Jenks Lake Road West in the San Bernardino Mountains as a result of the traffic collision involving a fuel truck that released approximately 6,000 gallons of gasoline along the south shoulder of the highway. The contaminated material has been removed from the area under the highway and the turnout. However, testing continues for the remainder of the dirt area impacted by the spill. Cal Trans initiated a Director’s Order on September 23, 2011, and Matich Construction arrived early Saturday and started performing the backfill and paving operations within the roadway prism. Cal Trans/Matich is using dirt stockpiled on SR-330 for the backfill. This will help expedite the process. It is expected the repair work can be completed in a few days. The CHP has requested permission for the repopulation of Camp Cedar Falls as soon as possible. However, permission of the Santa Ana Water Resource Board and San Bernardino Environmental Health is pending. Updated information on the reopening of SR 38 will be provided as soon as it is available.
Highway 38 Closure Update
Posted on 09/25/2011 Written by