“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...]

Tips For Driving In Hot Weather

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San Bernardino, CA, June 29, 2012, 8:00am - The Summer months are here, with higher temperatures on the way. Terri Kasinga of CalTrans has some travel tips to think about before you head out across the desert or other remote areas. First – know before you go! Check IE511.org or call “511”. Make sure your vehicle is in good running condition … [Read more...]

Caltrans Awards $350 Million In Grants To Improve Public Transit And Air Quality

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San Bernardino, CA, June 2, 2012, noon - Caltrans has awarded approximately $350 million in grants to improve public transit across California. An estimated 80 projects will upgrade transit service, purchase eco-friendly buses, modernize transit stations and create jobs throughout the state. The grants are funded through Proposition 1B, the 2006 … [Read more...]

Caltrans Workshop Shapes The Future Of Transportation

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Sacramento, CA, May 29, 2012, noon - Caltrans hosted a workshop on May 23 for transportation stakeholders and officials to evaluate the California Interregional Blueprint, a long-term plan that will help shape decision-making for the state’s transportation system. Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty believes “The future of California’s … [Read more...]

Caltrans District 8 Promotes “Don’t Trash California” Campaign

Inland Empire, CA, April 13, 2012, 3:00pm – In recognition of Earth Day, which is April 22nd, Caltrans is highlighting the “Don’t Trash California” campaign and asking for the public’s help to keep California highways clean and beautiful.  Caltrans District 8, that includes our mountain top community, encompasses over 7,200 lane miles … [Read more...]

Caltrans Appoints New Acting Director for District 8

San Bernardino, CA, April 5, 2012, 8:00am - Caltrans announced on Wednesday that Syed Raza would be the Acting Director for District 8 beginning April 12, 2012.  District 8 encompasses both Riverside and San Bernardino Counties and is geographically the largest of the 12 statewide Caltrans districts in California.  The current Director, Dr. … [Read more...]