Road Work on Highways 18 and 330 and Red Ant Hill Today

Motorists can expect additional delays if traveling down the front way, on Highways 18 and 330 today. On Monday, CalTrans began a 30-day pavement rehabilitation project on Highway 18 which, in addition to delays of 15 to 20 minutes at the Big Bear Dam, will also include pilot car escorts between Lakeview Point on Arctic Circle and the junction of … [Read more...]

Redondo Beach Man Arrested for Murder of Cori Daye Desmond, the Woman Found Off Highway 330 Last February

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department now has a murder suspect in the case of Cori Daye Desmond, the 28-year-old last seen in Redondo Beach who, just after Valentines Day, was found deceased off Highway 330. You may remember the story from February 16, when a CalTrans snowplow operator and motorists in a turnout off Highway 330 below … [Read more...]

Monday Morning Roads Update: Highway 330, Red Ant Hill Closed

CalTrans provided us with this photo of the overturned truck on Highway 330 today.

There are two road closures temporarily in place this morning (Monday, September 21). In the 8 o’clock hour today, the brakes went out on a big rig traveling on Highway 330; the truck then hit two other vehicles, also prompting a diesel spill. Highway 330 was closed just before 9am, and per the CHP and CalTrans, will likely remain closed into … [Read more...]

County Supervisors to Allow for CalTrans to Install Changeable Message Signs at Base of Mountain Routes

Mountain visitors—and residents—will be privy to important road information before they head up the hill, thanks in part to a vote made by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors in their August 11 meeting. CalTrans had applied for standard encroachment permits to allow for the placement of temporary changeable message signs to provide … [Read more...]

Road Work Ahead: Additional Flagging on Highways 38 and 18 Next Week, Thursday Closure of Highway 330

In addition to the ongoing Big Bear bridge project at the dam and the roadwork on Highway 38, at the base of the mountain and into Mentone, CalTrans has additional highway projects scheduled for next week. On Monday through Wednesday, August 3-5, just one lane will be open on Highway 38, between Two Lakes Road and Heart Bar above Angelus Oaks, to … [Read more...]

Highway 330 to Be Designated the Steve Faris Memorial Highway; State Senate and Assembly Unanimous in Their Support

Highway 330 will now be designated as the Steve Faris Memorial Highway, as the resolution proposed by Senator Bob Dutton received unanimous support from both the California Senate and Assembly last week. State Senator Dutton introduced the resolution in May as a means on honoring CalFire Batallion Chief Faris, who died in a September 2006 … [Read more...]

Highway 330 Re-Opened This Morning; Closure Due to Overturned Truck Carrying Limestone

Highway 330 was not re-opened until this morning (July 17), in the 6am hour, due to a single vehicle collision that took place yesterday evening below the upper passing lane. The truck-trailer was hauling limestone and, as the vehicle overturned, there was a large amount of lime spilled from the trailer and blocking all lanes. Just before 5pm, … [Read more...]

CalTrans Outlines Plans for Improvements to Highways 18, 38 and 330, as Well as Big Bear Boulevard

CalTrans has many plans to better the highways to and from the Big Bear Valley—and this is in addition to the currently underway $40 million project to construct a new Big Bear bridge for Highway 18 at Big Bear Lake’s west end. Among the upcoming maintenance projects being scheduled for our area is the continuation of asphalt repair on Highway … [Read more...]

Highway 330 Re-Opens

Highway 330 has re-opened after being temporarily closed by the U.S. Forest Service due to fire activity near the highway below Running Springs.  At this time, all routes in, out and around Big Bear are open.  As of 12:15pm, lightening strikes have resulted in a at least a dozen small fires in the San Bernardino.  The largest of the fires is the … [Read more...]

Highway 330 Temporarily Closed Due to Small Fire

At approximately 10am this morning, the U.S. Forest Service has temporarily closed Highway 330, below Running Springs, for the safety of fire crews working on a fire that was caused by a lightening strike earlier this morning.  Crews are currently battling six natural wild land fires in the San Bernardino Mountains.  Lightening strikes caused all … [Read more...]