Historic Drought Requires New Tactics

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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...]

“Headlight” Signs To Be Removed From Highway 18

Big Bear Lake, CA, November 12, 2012 - The “Daytime headlight section” signs recently installed on State Route 18 are being removed. A Caltrans spokesperson stated that although some mountain residents would like to see the signs remain in place, others have concerns about the cost of a citation and the impact on visitors who might not know … [Read more...]

Dig Out Project Repairs Pavement On State Route 38

Big Bear City, CA, September 5, 2012 - Pavement Repairs begin today, Wednesday, September 5, 2012 on SR 38. Caltrans is working on a $2.9 million highway maintenance project to dig out damaged pavement on State Route 38 from Greenway to Big Bear Dam along the north shore. Matich Corporation is the contractor for the project and the work hours … [Read more...]

Highway 330 Closed For Roadwork

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Running Springs, CA, August 30, 2012 - Roadwork is taking place today on SR 330 and the road is closed in both directions. According to CalTrans, scheduled roadwork will continue until approximately 3pm today. SR 330 is closed from Highland Avenue to Live Oak. Use alternate routes and expect travel delays. … [Read more...]

Chain Installers Invited to Apply With Caltrans

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Big Bear Lake, CA, August 27, 2012 -- The state Department of Transportation is accepting applications for chain installers in local mountains this winter. Applications are available online at www.dot.ca.gov/dist8. Applications must be postmarked by Sept. 24 and mailed to Caltrans Maintenance, Chain Installer Application, 175 W. Cluster Street, … [Read more...]

Caltrans Asks Motorists To Move Over Or Slow Down Near Work Zones

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Sacramento, CA, August 23, 2012, 8:00am - Caltrans, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and construction industry contractors are calling on all Californians for their help in the ongoing effort to make highway work zones less dangerous for workers by moving over one lane, if it’s safe to do so, or slowing down when passing a maintenance or … [Read more...]