Tag: Highway 330

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

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 separate locations which Caltrans and contractors Skanska and Sema Construction have been working on.  CalTrans has announced that in the near future Highway 330 will open to one way commuter traffic Monday through Friday.  The road will open from 6:00am to 8:00am to downbound only traffic, and from 4:00pm to 6:00pm for upbound only traffic.  CalTrans has not yet announced when this will go into effect.  CalTrans hopes to have the road completely open by October 1st, 2011.  [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30528.mp3|titles=HWY 330 Update March 2011]  ...

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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 February 15 substantial progress was reported on the first two phases awarded to Skanska. They started work to backfill the new culvert installed under the downbound lanes, which is located where the large cavern was carved under the roadway. This is the section where Caltrans had to start work to create access to the larger middle slide. Skanska was basically moving dirt from the upbound lanes over to the hole they dug in the downbound lanes. They also created two roads down to the bottom of the major slide in the second phase of the work. Caltrans awarded the third and final phase of work to SEMA Construction. Their contract also includes remedial work on a number of other culverts to reduce the risk of having a repeat event next year. On February 22 Skanska continued making great progress at the middle slide on SR-330. The contractor had some delays due to the weather pattern, but continued with work whenever they could safely do so during the storms. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30473.mp3|titles=330 Update February 24,...

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Highway 330 Update: Contractor Skanska Begins Work

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 carved under the roadbed and repair culverts at other locations in the lower section of the damaged highway. They will also work on implementing new drainage, installing debris racks, constructing buttresses and reconstructing slope and road, placing metal beam guardrails, and repairing damaged culverts.  The contractor estimates that their efforts will create access to the larger slide within a few weeks.  Once that access is created, CalTrans will have a second contractor begin work on the large slide in the project.  This Phase of the project is estimated at $10-12 million depending on mitigation requirements for the yellow legged frog, which could cost up to $1.5 Million as the large slide occurred in the frogs habitat, and it is a federally listed endangered species.  More information about Hwy 330 will be made available as we receive it. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30395.mp3|titles=Caltrans 330...

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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 and January 2011 Winter Storms.  Under FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) Program, funding is provided to the state, eligible local governments, and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis. The declaration of a federal emergency means that FEMA will cover 75 percent of the eligible costs needed to repair Highway 330, and CalEMA will cover 18.75 percent of the eligible costs; which leaves the local government agency responsible for the remaining 6.25 percent. “This declaration is due to the cooperation between agencies, and the funding associated with it is critical to get our roads and infrastructure back into shape,” said San Bernardino County 3rd District Supervisor Neil Derry.   The countywide storm damage total now exceeds $97.3 million. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30381.mp3|titles=FEMA Emergency Declaration...

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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 culverts.  Currently, many of the existing culvert pipes are over 60 years old, are now beyond their service life and need to be repaired.  There is a major slide on Highway 330, as well as five other significant slides that also make the road impassable.  Several slides must be repaired on both approach ends, before crews can begin work on the major slide.  Director for CalTrans District 8, Dr. Raymond Wolfe stated that the repairs would take one year to fix all the culverts, unstable roadway and slide areas, which will cost at least 20 million...

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