Tag: Highway 330

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 Department and San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office are collaborating with the CHP to provide enhanced anti-DUI law enforcement roving patrols within their jurisdictions of our local mountain area highways.  The baseline comparison year is 2008 and showed 70 injuries and four fatalities resulting from DUI-involved fatal and injury reportable collisions on State Routes 18, 38, 138, and 330.  From 2005 to 2007, there were 12 victims killed and 143 victims injured in DUI-involved reportable collisions on the same routes.  The grant kicks off August 1, 2010, and ends July 31, 2011.  The officers and deputies will enforce all traffic laws with a special emphasis on the apprehension of drivers under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.  This includes people speeding and making unsafe passes or turns.  Officers will also strictly enforce the use of seat belts and child passenger restraints.  Funding for the “Arrive Alive on State Routes 18, 38, 138, and 330” DUI Corridor Grant project is provided by a grant awarded by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the...

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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 through Friday, July 9, the connectors from the 330 to the 210, both eastbound and westbound, will be closed, though detours will be available, with signage posted. On Wednesday and Thursday of this week, the connector from Highway 330 to the southbound portion of Highway 18 at Running Springs will be closed for excavation work; this closure will be from 8am to 5pm and, again, for just two days. Closer to home, there will be three different pavement maintenance projects, each of them scheduled to take one day, from 8am to 3pm. On Wednesday, July 7, motorists can expect flagging from Talbot in the Boulder Bay area west to the Big Bear dam. Pavement projects on Thursday and Friday are in the Fawnskin area, so expect flagging on the North Shore at Bruin Trail on July 8 and on the North Shore at Cherokee Street on July 9. There may also be minimal delays for those taking Highway 18 east toward the Lucerne Valley; from 8am to...

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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 round the clock on Fridays and Saturdays, though there is the possibility of weekend lane closures during the roughly two-week project. Some of the maintenance work being done includes the repair of guardrails damaged during the winter season, the widening of shoulders, and the cleanup of turnouts along the Arctic Circle. A couple other CalTrans projects are taking place at the base of the mountain, so just FYI: the northbound Highland Avenue off-ramp at the base of Highway 330 will be closed from 8am to 4pm this week. Also, for those commuting on Highway 38, know that there may be some delays in the Mentone area, as only one lane will be open, from 8am to 4:30pm, to accommodate a sidewalk project expected to take four weeks to complete (as of Wednesday, June 23). For road updates, closures and construction projects, you can visit the KBHR Big Bear Road Conditions page. Update: As of Thursday, CalTrans is implementing another road project at the base of the mountain, and this...

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

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 windows when traffic will continue to flow and there will be no flagging, even during work hours. Outside of the Monday-through-Thursday work hours on Highway 330, there are no delays planned for motorists, who can travel the highway 24 hours a day. The overall completion of the project is scheduled for mid-June, as initially announced in March, as the contractor still has permanent striping, guardrail work, slope resurfacing and landscaping to complete. For background (and additional photos) on this emergency-issued, $6 million project, click on the “Highway 330” tab at the bottom of this...

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Caltrans Re-opens Highway 330

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 all lanes.  The repair project is estimated to be at a cost of six million dollars.   Crews will continue construction with the use of flagging and a pilot car while they complete the roadwork for approximately three to four more weeks.  One lane will be open at all times while construction continues Monday through Thursday from 7am to 6pm so plan for some delays during those...

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