Revised Highway Closure Schedule For Wed. Oct. 15

Bridge-7

  Big Bear, CA, October 14, 2014 - On Wednesday October 15, Caltrans will be installing a 100 ft. long pedestrian and horse bridge across State Highway 38. The bridge is being installed to safely connect the two halves of Camp Tahquitz, which is bisected by Highway 38, and generates over 20,000 pedestrian crossings per year. Highway 38 … [Read more...]

Slight Change in SR-18 Closure Schedule

Big Bear, CA, October 7, 2014 - Yesterday, Caltrans started the clearing and clean-up work that they will be doing on Arctic Circle this month, beginning the weekly closures of SR-18 between the Big Bear Dam and Snow Valley. There has been a slight change in the schedule however. The 18 will now be closed 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (rather than 2:00 … [Read more...]

Summertime Roadwork

Big Bear Valley, CA, June 19, 2014 - The winter season is hard on our mountain roads, so repair projects and upgrades are in full swing. On the west side of town, a road widening project is taking place. On Big Bear Blvd. between Pine Knot and Paine, primarily in front of Knights Inn and the Fireside Lodge, the north-side shoulder is being … [Read more...]

Spring Cleaning: The Adopt-a-Highway Program Has Big Bear Openings

Big Bear Valley, CA, April 25, 2014 - Earth Day may be officially past, but the “Don’t Trash California” campaign is still on, reminding motorists along state highways to stash their trash. Caltrans District 8 has spent over $6 million so far in this fiscal year cleaning up over 7,200 highway lane miles in the Inland Empire. If the state … [Read more...]

Slow Down for the Cone Zone

Big Bear City, CA, April 21, 2014 – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) starts work this week on a safety project near the airport in Big Bear City. This $469,000 project will improve Big Bear Blvd. at Big Tree Drive, widening the roadway and re-striping the intersection to provide one through-lane and a left-turn lane for both … [Read more...]

Historic Drought Requires New Tactics

Water conservation

Big Bear City, CA, February 13, 2014 - Last month, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency. Now Caltrans is launching an unprecedented conservation campaign on California highways, targeting the state's 24 million drivers. Over 700 electronic highway signs went up this week displaying the message: SERIOUS DROUGHT HELP SAVE WATER The signs … [Read more...]

Caltrans Continues Roadwork on Highway 18 Weekdays Through Monday

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 18, 2013 - Work is expected to continue on Big Bear Boulevard/Highway 18 in Big Bear Lake weekdays only between now and Monday, September 23rd between the hours of 7am and 12noon.  Caltrans only released information about their notice of work on this section of the highway as of 6pm last night, after the project was … [Read more...]

Watch Out For Wildlife!

San Bernardino National Forest, September 17, 2013 - Many mountain residents have heard of drivers accidentally hitting deer or bears on local highways, but here are some startling statistics: In 2010, there were over 1,800 wildlife-vehicle collisions statewide, causing approximately $1 billion in property damage (per the California Highway … [Read more...]

Move Over Or Slow Campaign Rolled Out

Sacramento, CA, April 16, 2013 - Today marks the official statewide roll-out of the Move-Over or Slow Campaign in conjunction with National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week, April 15-19. The California Highway Patrol and Caltrans have joined together to educate the public about the Move Over or Slow Law in California and to acknowledge the … [Read more...]

Film Crews May Impact Travel Today

Running Springs, CA, November 30, 2012 - There could be occasional traffic delays today on SR 18 and SR 247. Terri Kasinga at CalTrans says two film permits have been approved for today. Intermittent closures on SR 18 in Running Springs near Panorama are scheduled to take place, weather permitting, between 9am and 3pm. Temporary closures have also … [Read more...]

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