Tag: Cal Trans

Chain Installers Needed

Big Bear, Ca, September 21, 2011, 1:00pm – With the snow season approaching, the Department of Transportation is accepting applications for chain installers in the mountain communities.  For those who are interested in chain installing this winter season, need to deliver or have their application form postmarked no later than this Friday, September 23rd.  There will be a chain installer test for all applicants on October 15th at 9:00am at the Dry Creek Maintenance Station, located at 32821 off Highway 18 in Running Springs.  Applicants must turn in their form to take this test.  To obtain a form or for more information go to our www.dot.ca.gov/dist8/ or call...

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Overturned Oil Tanker Closes Highway 38

Big Bear, Ca, September 20, 2011, 8:30am – On September 19, at approximately 10:20 p.m., a fuel tanker filled with approximately 9000 gallons of gasoline overturned on Highway 38 approximately two miles east of Angelus Oaks.  According to Cal Trans and the California Highway Patrol approximately 8,300 gallons of fuel has spilled into the surrounding area and Highway 38 is closed due to the Hazardous Material Incident.  According to the CHP the fuel tanker was traveling eastbound on HWY 38 towards the Big Bear Area, and for reasons still under investigation, the truck and trailer overturned onto its right side.   The collision ruptured the trailer causing fuel to spill into the surrounding area.  The Cedar Falls campground has been evacuated due to the fuel spill.  Highway 38 is closed to all traffic from Lake Williams Road to Angelus Oaks.  Motorists needing to access or leave the Big Bear Area should use Highway 18, the front or back grade.  The fuel spill has been contained and has not accessed any streams or lakes.  The San Bernardino County Fire Department and CalTrans Hazmat crews are on scene overseeing the clean up that will involve digging up and replacing the turnout and possibly a section of the roadbed where the incident took place.  The duration of the closure is undetermined at this...

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Move Over Says Cal Trans

Big Bear, Ca July 13, 2011 1:00 pm – Starting today, drivers are being reminded to “Move Over” when they see the flashing lights of CHP, CalTrans, and other emergency vehicles.  Although the law requiring motorists to move over a lane when the flashing lights of an emergency vehicle are seen has been in place for a while, CalTrans workers in Southern California have been struck and killed on the job in 3 separate incidents recently.  The cluster of fatalities is prompting a statewide campaign to educate motorists about the law.  To raise public awareness, billboards are planned, announcements on television will be aired, and over 700 highway signs will be flashing the message, “Slow or Move Over for Workers, It’s the Law.” More information is available at:  http://www.dot.ca.gov/moveover/ [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30895.mp3|titles=Move Over Says CalTrans and...

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Big Bear Bridge Now Open!

Big Bear, Ca, June 24, 2011, 3:00pm – The Big Bear Bridge was filled with people, cars and bicycles today for the Big Bear Bridge Celebration.  Hundreds of people came together to celebrate the bridge that has been in the works for the past 28 years.  The Big Bear Lake Antique Car Club brought state and local dignitaries in on a selection of antique cars, and the Big Bear Cycling Association had over 75 cyclists ride in on the bridge.  CalTrans District 8 Director Dr. Raymond Wolfe thanked Flat Iron Construction for their work on the bridge, and thanked the residents for dealing with construction for the past 2 ½ years.  Senator Bob Dutton, Assemblyman Paul Cook, and San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry all shared their excitement about the bridge opening, and how Big Bear is a wonderful area for recreation.  Big Bear Mayor Bill Jahn spoke about how the bridge opening up will make it easier for people to get to and from the Big Bear Valley.  All the speakers spoke about how beautiful the bridge is, and how happy they are to have it completed.  Mayor Jahn, and Dr. Raymond Wolfe cut the ribbon, followed by the Time Bandit pirate ship shooting off its cannon’s in celebration.  Other boats, and paddlers shared in the celebration in the lake, and those who had to work, or couldent...

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Hours Changed for Highway 18 Paving Project

Big Bear, Ca June 22, 2011 5:00 pm – CalTrans has announced a change in the hours for the Highway 18 repaving project.  The project began on June 21 within the Big Bear Valley and is expected to finish in Apple Valley by the end of August.  During the project, delays of up to 20 minutes can be expected along Highway 18 between the hours of 9:00 am and 6:00 pm, Mondays through Fridays.  Motorists traveling the route are asked to watch for reduced speed signs, flagging, and workers on the roadway. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30846.mp3|titles=Hours Changes Highway 18 Paving...

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