CalTrans To Open 330 To Commuter Traffic In Near Future: Dates Not Yet Released

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Big Bear, Ca, March 15, 2011, 2:15pm - The heavy rains that Southern California, particularly the San Bernardino Mountains, received in December of last year caused major damage to Highway 330.  Highway 330 was closed during the storms and has since to reopen due to major slip outs along the route.  The most significant damage occurred in three … [Read more...]

Road Repairs Continue On SR 330

San Bernardino Mountains, Ca, February 24, 2011, 3:00pm - State Route 330 north of Highland Avenue was severely damaged by a storm in late December that resulted in its closure. The route is one of the main arteries to the San Bernardino Mountain communities. Emergency repairs to restore the route to the traveling public will continue.  On … [Read more...]

Highway 330 Update: Contractor Skanska Begins Work

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San Bernardino Mountains, Ca, February 2, 2011, 12:00pm - Cal Trans announced on January 25th, that contractor Skanska has been awarded with the contract for Phase 2 of the Highway 330 Emergency Project.  The contract is for $10 million, and the contractor began work Wednesday January 26th.  Skanska will work to excavate and rebuild the cavern … [Read more...]

President Obama Signs Declaration Of State Of Emergency For California Areas

Big Bear, Ca, January 27, 2011, 12:00pm - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced on January 26th, that federal disaster aid has been made available to California, including the County of San Bernardino, to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the December 2010 … [Read more...]

Highway 330 Update: Could Cost Up to 20 Million to Fix

Big Bear, Ca, January 19, 2011, 8:00am - On January 14th, officials from the city, county and state met to discuss Highway 330. Cal Trans has already awarded a contract for 6 million dollars, which will go towards emergency repairs, and has stated that they will award a contract of 20 million dollars, which will repair road washouts and old … [Read more...]

CHP Announces New Program “Arrive Alive On State Routes 18, 38, 138, and 330”

Running Springs, CA, July 28, 2010, 3:44pm - The California Highway Patrol is serving up a warning about a year-long enhanced enforcement effort to reduce the number of fatal and injury collisions related to driving under the influence of alcohol and illegal drugs on State Routes 18, 38, 138, and 330.  The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s … [Read more...]

CalTrans Implements Maintenance Projects at Base of Mountain, and in Boulder Bay and Fawnskin Areas

Big Bear Valley, CA -- In addition to the ongoing construction of the Big Bear bridge, scheduled for completion next year, there are a few CalTrans maintenance projects slated for this week. Work resumes in the Highland area this week, which will affect those traveling on the 210 freeway and Highway 330 at the base of the mountain. From 8am to 4pm … [Read more...]

Overnight, Midweek Road Closures on Arctic Circle Portion of Highway 18; CalTrans Does Clean-up, Post-Winter Repairs

As of last night (June 20), CalTrans has implemented a maintenance project on the Arctic Circle portion of Highway 18, from the Big Bear dam west to Lakeview Point. This road work has resulted in overnight closures on Highway 18; closures will be on Sundays through Thursdays, from 10pm to 4am, extending through July 1st. Highway 18 will remain open … [Read more...]

Highway 330 Now Open 24/7, Though Morning Commuters May Experience Delays Up to 30 Minutes

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By now, you’ve heard the good news that, nearly two months later, Highway 330 has been re-opened to traffic. Officials with CalTrans tell KBHR today (May 13) that delays can be expected, Monday through Thursday, from 7am to 6pm—and these delays during the morning commute could be as much as 20 to 30 minutes maximum, though there are also … [Read more...]

Caltrans Re-opens Highway 330

Highway 330 repairs in the process of completion.

Big Bear Valley, CA - As of last night, Caltrans re-opened State Route 330 to through traffic after closing the roadway on March 16th for culvert damage sustained during heavy rains this year.  Complicating the repair work was the need to store 100,000 cubic yards of dirt during the excavation on the actual roadway, which required the closure of … [Read more...]