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...]

Paving Repairs on Highway 18 May Cause Delays

Big Bear, Ca June 21, 2011 4:00 pm - A pavement repair project on State Route 18 going towards Lucerne Valley may affect commuters and other travelers on the highway between the hours of 6:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday through Friday CalTrans announced this morning.  This portion of the project began in the Big Bear Valley today and is expected to … [Read more...]

Big Bear Bridge Opening Celebration

Big Bear Lake, CA, June 11, 2011, 1pm - Caltrans and Flatiron will be celebrating the opening of the new $39 million bridge over the Big Bear dam on the new bridge deck, June 24th from 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Construction began in early 2009 and has survived two harsh winters. The new structure is located on the south side of the dam. The project … [Read more...]

State Route 330 Re-Open Update

Great progress has been made on 330 from March 15th when this picture was shot

San Bernardino, CA, May 3, 2011, 8:00am - At the San Bernardino City and County Conference on April 28th, Dr. Ray Wolfe, District 8 Director for Caltrans, announced that progress to date on the emergency repairs on State Route 330 are well ahead of schedule.  Given this, Dr. Wolfe stated “we are targeting opening the highway to traffic before … [Read more...]

Highway 330 Will Not Open This Weekend

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 22, 2011, noon - Highway 330 will not be open to traffic this weekend, according to Cal Trans. Big Bear News has been told by Cal Trans officials that there have been incorrect reports in local media about Highway 330 opening this weekend. Cal Trans wants to make sure the traveling public is aware that 330 will not be open … [Read more...]

Highway 330 To Open Up To Commuter Traffic

Big Bear, March 29, 2011, 1:25pm - Motorists, who travel daily up and down the mountain for work, will be happy to know that Cal Trans will be opening up Highway 330 to one-way commuter traffic beginning Monday April 4th.  Traffic will be open for downbound traffic from 6:00am to 8:00am Monday through Friday, and from 4:00pm to 6:00pm for upbound … [Read more...]

CalTrans Road Maintenance: Highway 38 & 18

Big Bear, Ca, February 8, 2011, 3:00pm - Caltrans Maintenance crews will be sweeping cinders off the yellow centerline on SR-18 from Lake Gregory Drive in Crestline to the Boulder Bay area in Big Bear Wednesday, February 9th from 8 am to 2 pm.  On Thursday, February 10th, the crew will repaint the centerline on the same section of the highway. … [Read more...]