Tag: Highway 38

Overturned Truck on Highway 38 Forces Full Closure

Angelus Oaks, CA June 6, 2015 – Shortly after 7:00 a.m. this morning, a big rig carrying lumber overturned on Highway 38 approximately 5 miles east of Angelus Oaks. As a result, there is a hard closure in place on Highway 38 from Angelus Oaks to Lake Williams. The closure is anticipated to last 4-6 hours. Information will be updated as it becomes available as crews work to remove the truck and debris from the...

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Revised Highway Closure Schedule For Wed. Oct. 15

  Big Bear, CA, October 14, 2014 – On Wednesday October 15, Caltrans will be installing a 100 ft. long pedestrian and horse bridge across State Highway 38. The bridge is being installed to safely connect the two halves of Camp Tahquitz, which is bisected by Highway 38, and generates over 20,000 pedestrian crossings per year. Highway 38 will be closed beginning at 8:30 am and reopened by 3:30 pm. There will be a detour available around the installation site on Jenks Lake Road, however SR 18 (the front grade) will be completely open while the bridge installation takes place. On Thursday October 16, the Caltrans schedule goes back to the way it was, with SR 18 closed 8:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Thursday and flagging with one-way traffic on Highway...

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Full Closure of Highway 18 Coming Next Week

Big Bear, CA, October 3, 2014 – Caltrans announced a full road closure of SR-18 between the Big Bear Dam and Snow Valley beginning on Monday October 6 and running through Thursday October 30. The closures will take place Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will be no Friday closures. Caltrans needs the time for cleaning tree cut areas and removing slide material from previous weather events. Alternate routes are SR-18 to Lucerne and SR-38 to Mentone. However keep in mind that the paving and guardrail project on Highway 38 is still active and flagging will be in place which may cause minor delays when detouring via the...

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Road Work Causes Traffic Delays in East Valley

Big Bear, CA, July 24, 2014 – The State Route 38 pavement rehabilitation project between Forest Falls and Greenway Drive that has been going on since May, has finally made it to Big Bear. Yesterday, Caltrans and All American Asphalt began working their way downhill from Hatchery Road to State Lane. Crews are working in one to one and a half mile segments and today are working between State Lane and Square Turn. On Friday they’ll be paving the section between Square Turn and Greenway. Work hours are from 8 am to 5 pm and there will be one way traffic during those times and you may not cross the freshly rolled asphalt during the ‘rest period’ which lasts for 90 minutes. On Monday July 28, they turn around and start working their way back in the other direction starting at Greenway. This work will cause delays if you are driving in the east valley. Please plan accordingly and adjust your schedule or route. For more information visit the Caltrans District 8...

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Driver Dies on Highway 38

Angelus Oaks, CA, November 26, 2013 – A 33-year-old Big Bear City resident lost his life Monday after losing control on a winding mountain highway. Shortly before 2:00 p.m. on November 25, CHP officers responded to a call of a vehicle over the side on State Route 38 just east of Angelus Oaks. According to the collision report, Kevin Anthony Genders was negotiating a left curve when he allowed his vehicle to veer approximately 50 feet off the right side of the roadway into a drainage culvert  His vehicle came to rest on its wheels near Cold Creek. Genders was pronounced dead at the scene; the cause of the collision and cause of death remain under...

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