Tag: CalTrans

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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Public Input Sought Re: Proposed Passenger Rail Service From L.A. to Indio

Big Bear, CA, October 13, 2016 – The Federal Railroad Administration, in cooperation with Caltrans and the Riverside County Transportation Commission, is holding three public scoping meetings to seek input regarding the proposed intercity passenger rail service between the cities of Los Angeles and Indio, also known as the Coachella Valley – San Gorgonio Pass Corridor. Meetings will be held from 5 pm to 7 pm, with brief presentations starting at 5:45 pm. The content of the presentation will be the same at each meeting; please attend the meeting location that is most convenient. The first meeting was held last night...

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Caltrtans To Install New Stop Signs on State Route 38 in Fawnskin

Big Bear, CA, September 3rd, 2016 – The California Department of Transportation will install permanent stop signs on State Route 38 at the intersection of Stanfield Cutoff on the North Shore of Big Bear Lake in Fawnskin. Currently there are two stop signs: one on Stanfiel Cutoff at SR 38 and another across SR 38 for motorists leaving the Caltrans Maintenance Facility and VCA Lakeside Animal Hospital in Fawnskin.  The two new stop signs will be installed on SR 38 at the Stanfield Cutoff intersection for east/west traffic on Monday, September 12, 2016. The stop signs were requested by...

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Overturned Dumptruck Closes SR-330 For Several Hours Yesterday

Big Bear, CA, August 24, 2016 – Yesterday, at approximately 8:40 am, Police Officer A. Gunnoe, was traveling northbound on SR-330 when he observed a three axle Peterbuilt dump truck traveling southbound on SR-330 at 40 to 45 MPH, smoking from all of its wheels. Officer Gunnoe turned around and attempted to catch up to the dump truck. As the Officer was approaching, he observed the dump truck through a cloud of smoke and dust starting to travel sideways on the highway. Consequently, the dump truck overturned onto its right side and slid into a white, 2004 Toyota Sienna, traveling northbound. Officer Gunnoe stopped and walked over to the dump truck and found the driver, a 52 year old resident of Fontana, California, inside of the cab. The victim was then extricated by Officer Gunnoe and a passerby though the windshield of the dump truck. The truck driver sustained minor injuries and was transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. The driver of the Toyota was not injured and was able to drive his vehicle home. The dump truck was loaded with asphalt and spilled its load across both lanes of the highway. SR-330 was closed for approximately four hours and 50 minutes to allow for removal of the dump truck and scene clean up. The dump truck also damaged approximately 140 feet of guardrail. As a result, Caltrans began...

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