Tag: Cal Trans

Busy Year On Mountain Highways For Cal Trans

Big Bear, Ca, November 29, 2011, 12:00pm – Cal Trans was busy this past year, making repairs on highways leading to and from the Big Bear Valley, repairing and cleaning culverts, and completing the Big Bear Bridge Project.  Over the past year, Cal Trans and associated contractors have reopened Highway 330, completed and opened the new Big Bear Bridge, repaved Highway 18, the back grade, and have dealt with and cleaned up a large fuel spill on Highway 38.  In between these larger projects maintenance crews also conducted crack sealing, pot hole repair, replaced and added guardrails to various portions of Highways, and have prepared for the winter months.  Cal Trans is currently bringing in seasonal workers for the winter months, and a total of 63 people will be overseeing chain control/ snow clearance within the mountain areas.  “Were ready to go,” said Cal Trans Public Information Officer, Terri Kasinga “We have all of the supplies ready to go, and have already used some of it.”   Next year, more maintenance projects have been tentatively scheduled, with larger scale projects such as adding two lanes to certain areas in the Big Bear Valley projected 10 to 15 years out.  Cal Trans reminds motorists to drive with care, slow in the cone zone, and to carry chains when traveling in the mountains in the winter...

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Flagging Operations In Big Bear City

Big Bear, Ca, October 13, 2011, 12:00pm – Motorists should be advised that road work on Highway 18 will continue this week, and may impact drive time within the Big Bear City area.  The project which started in July of 2010, started at the HWY 18/ 247 junction in Lucerne Valley, and is scheduled to be concluded by this winter.  The project currently is being worked on by Caltrans in the Big Bear City Area near Greenway Drive, with flagging operations taking place.  The project consists of road rehabilitation with one way flagging operations between the hours of 9am to 6pm, with Division Drive being the end point of the project.  Motorists are advised to add extra drive time if planning on driving through Big Bear City during flagging times, or choose another route. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31108.mp3|titles=HWY 18...

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Highway 38 Scheduled To Reopen In Time For Tuesday Morning Traffic!

Big Bear, Ca, September 26, 2011, 11:00am – Motorists, especially those that utilize Highway 38 for their daily commute will be happy to know that required repairs to Highway 38 are in the final stages today.  The highway was has been closed since last Tuesday after an oil tanker overturned on 38, resulting in a fuel spill that released approximately 6,000 gallons of gasoline along the south shoulder of the highway.  According to Cal Trans, Highway 38 will be open for all traffic before the morning commute at 5:00 A.M. tomorrow, September 27th.   It is expected rehabilitation work will continue to occur in the dirt area of the National Forest on the south side of HWY 38.  Motorists should be aware of the presence of slow moving trucks and possible flagging operations.   Motorists are advised to slow down and yield to construction workers and vehicles that will be present on and off the...

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Highway 38 Closure Update

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...

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Highway 38 Will Remain Closed Through The Weekend

Big Bear, Ca, September 22, 2011, 3:00pm – Highway 38 remains closed east of Angelus Oaks as a result of an oil tanker overturning earlier this week, resulting in over 6,000 gallons of fuel being spilt on the roadway.  According to Cal Trans, Highway 38 is set to remain closed this weekend, and no reopen date has been set at this time.  The reason for the prolonged closure is that Cal Trans is digging up the roadway, and surrounding area where the fuel spilt, as the contaminated soil needs to be removed. Cal Trans states that hazardous materials contractor Double Barrel Environmental Services is utilizing heavy equipment and working around the clock to remove the contaminated soil. The California Department of Fish and Game, the US Forest Service and local water district officials are on scene assisting with efforts to protect nearby waterways and wildlife habitat.  According to Cal Trans a swift response kept the fuel from flowing into a nearby creek, which feeds into the Santa Ana River.  Initially firefighters were concerned about the possibility that this would ignite a fire below the highway near a local private organizational camp, and ordered the camp to be evacuated as a precautionary measure. San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies were able to safely evacuate the 12 individuals at the camp, and the private camp remains closed until San Bernardino Health officials...

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