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...]

Planned Closure Of Highway 330


Running Springs, CA, March 20, 2012, noon - If your commute takes you up or down Highway 330, then you might have to make alternate plans for two days next week. According to CalTrans, Highway 330 will be closed on March 28 & 29 from Highland Avenue to Running Springs. The road will be closed both days from 9am until 2pm for Spanish Broom … [Read more...]

Mountain Travel Tips For Driving In Winter Weather


Big Bear Lake, CA, March 16, 2012, noon - Winter storms have been sporadic this year, but K-BEAR Meteorologist Ben Brissey says there’s a big one projected for this weekend that could bring several inches of snow. So if you must get in your car and travel anywhere in the mountains this weekend, Caltrans has a few helpful tips to make your drive … [Read more...]

Caltrans Launches Website To Help Helicopter Pilots Find Hospitals


Sacramento, CA, March 12, 2012, noon - Caltrans has launched a website for emergency response pilots to help them find heliport-equipped hospitals across California during medical emergencies. The service will provide a critical link between hospitals and personnel that respond either to daily or large-scale medical emergencies. Acting Caltrans … [Read more...]

Caltrans Awards $203 Million In Grants To Improve Public Transit And Air Quality

San Bernardino, CA, February 13, 2012, 8:00am - Caltrans has awarded nearly $203 million in grants to improve public transit across California.  More than 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 Busy Repairing Gaurdrails

Big Bear, Ca, October 10, 2011, 12:00pm - Caltrans will be busy this week repairing guardrails on roads leading to and from the Big Bear Valley.  Today there will be flagging on the back grade at Cushenberry Grade until 2:00pm.  Tomorrow flagging will occur on Highway 18 from the Big Bear Dam to Talbot in Big Bear, on Wednesday, guardrails will … [Read more...]

Debris Flow Netting Repairs On Highway 18

Crestline, CA, September 16, 2011,  8:00am - According to Caltrans, a contractor will make repairs to the existing debris flow netting on State Route 18 in the section known as the “Narrows” located between SR 138 and Crest Forest Drive in the San Bernardino Mountains near Crestline. This portion of the route will be closed Monday through … [Read more...]

Move Over Says Cal Trans

Move Over Cal Trans Campaign

Big Bear, Ca July 13, 2011 1:00 pm - Starting today, drivers are being reminded to “Move Over” when they see the flashing lights of CHP, CalTrans, and other emergency vehicles.  Although the law requiring motorists to move over a lane when the flashing lights of an emergency vehicle are seen has been in place for a while, CalTrans workers in … [Read more...]

Restrictions On State Route 18

Big Bear, CA, July 11, 2011, 8:00am - Roadwork will continue this week on the back side of State Route 18 between Big Bear and Lucerne Valley. Caltrans will be restricting access to larger trucks for safety reasons due to the current asphalt project and the width of the road in several locations. California Highway Patrol units will be stationed … [Read more...]