Tag: CalTrans

State Route 18 Scheduled to Close for Work in Crestline

Crestline, CA – Southern California has been hit by several major winter storms in the past month, and the San Bernardino mountain areas have experienced significant precipitation and snow events as a result. These storms produced heavy rock flows that damaged an existing rock barrier on State Route 18. Caltrans is scheduled to begin emergency repairs to the slope drape and rock fence on SR-18 located 0.7 miles east of the SR-18/SR-138 separation near Crestline. The work begins on Monday, February 27, with shoulder closures only. Work hours will be Monday – Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. A complete closure...

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Storm Event Causes Major Damage in the Cajon Pass

San Bernardino, CA – The California Department of Transportation is informing the traveling public that a section of southbound Interstate 15 collapsed Friday evening, February 17, during an epic storm event.  A dry creek bed that runs along the southbound side of the interstate overflowed and washed away the rock slope protection below the roadbed.  It then eroded the lower slope and caused the shoulder and number 5 lane to collapse for a 200 foot section of the route. A $3 million project was authorized to begin emergency repairs to I-15. Caltrans Construction engineers and Maintenance crews devised a plan to restripe lanes on southbound I-15 to allow four lanes of traffic to motorists while the repairs take place. The contractor will work behind k-rail to repair the fallen roadbed and damaged slope. This will allow a longer period of time to make permanent, rather than temporary repairs, with concrete instead of asphalt. THE LANES IN THIS SECTION OF I-15 WILL BE REDUCED IN SIZE FROM THE NORMAL WIDTH.  MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO REDUCE THEIR SPEED THROUGH THE WORK ZONE AND DRIVE FOR THOSE CONDITIONS.  BE ALERT AND DO NOT CHANGE LANES THORUGH THE RESTRIPED PORTION OF...

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Caltrans Signals “Get Prepared for the Next Storm”

    During winter storm conditions, motorists should anticipate unexpected delays and closures. Caltrans strives to reduce the frequency and the length of unplanned closures on state highways. The following tips will assist you in making your winter driving experience safe and pleasant: Allow enough time for your trip. Be observant of everything around you. Remember – black ice is nearly invisible! Keep your fuel tank full and your windows clear. Drive as conditions permit – slower acceleration, slower speeds, and slower braking in winter conditions. Reduce speed and leave extra room between you and the vehicle in front...

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Caltrans Prepares for Storms and You Should Too

Big Bear, CA, January 19, 2017 – During this series of winter storms, Caltrans’ crews will be working 24/7 monitoring state routes and keeping roadways open and clear. Snow levels could drop as low as 4,000′ during the next few days. Crews across the state have been preparing by plowing snow off of state routes, clearing culverts and drains, pumping water from roadways, cutting dead trees, removing boulders, and working inches from moving vehicles while trying to keep highways and freeways clear of debris. According to Caltrans’ Director, “Caltrans will continue its dedication towards keeping roadways open and will be...

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Don’t Trash The Mountains

Big Bear, CA, December 29, 2016 – Hundreds of thousands of visitors will travel to San Bernardino Mountain resorts this winter for recreation. The California Department of Transportation released survey data in June 2016 that shows nearly half of all motorists surveyed admit to sometimes littering along the state’s highways. Yesterday, the Director of Caltrans District 8 joined San Bernardino County Supervisor (Second District) Janice Rutherford, the California Highway Patrol, the California Department of Forestry with support from the United States Forest Service, San Bernardino County Fire, Sheriff’s Department and County Public Works for a news conference to urge the public to...

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