Tag: SR 138

Update on the Pilot Fire

Big Bear, CA, August 8, 2016 – The Pilot Fire started at about 12:10 pm on Sunday, August 7, near the Miller Canyon OHV area off of Highway 138. The Forest Service is in Unified Command with CALFIRE, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, and California Highway Patrol. This morning, the Forest Service used infrared mapping on the fire and updated the acreage to 4,500 acres with 5%containment. Highway 173 is closed between State Route 138 and Arrowhead Lake Road. Hwy 138 is now open between I-15 and Crestline/Hwy 18. Forest roads 2N33, 2N17X, 2N36, and 2N37 are closed. Miller Canyon OHV Area...

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SR 18 Median Project Set To Begin

Big Bear, CA, April, 6, 2016 – The California Department of Transportation plans to begin work on April 11 to install a ‘thrie beam guardrail’ for the State Route 18 Median Project between Sierra Way, at the base of the mountain, and State Route 138, also known as Crestline Cutoff. The project was put into motion when a higher than average number of cross over collisions occurred on this section of the route. Caltrans began working with the communities of Crestline and Lake Arrowhead two years ago regarding the installation of a concrete median barrier. During those discussions it was decided that there would be hydrology...

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SR 18 Paving Project Set to Begin September 9th

Big Bear, CA, Sept. 2, 2015 – The California Department of Transportation District 8 has awarded a $4.1 million project to Matich Corporation that will pave three major segments of State Route 18 between Talmadge Road (at Red Ant Hill) to the SR-138 junction in Crestline, CA. The segments are: Talmadge Road in the City of Big Bear Lake to SR-38 (at the Big Bear Dam); from just east of Lake View Point to just east of Snow Valley Resort; and from the SR-330 junction in Running Springs to the SR-138 junction in Crestline. The project will grind the road surface, overlay with hot asphalt mix and stripe the newly completed segments. Work is scheduled to begin September 9 and continue for eighteen weeks. There will be no work over the Labor Day holiday weekend. Work hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. One-way traffic control will be in effect, expect delays or use an alternate route. Matich Corporation, who did the paving for the Village Revitalization Project, will pave as much as possible each day as they progress through the three segments. Advisory signs will be posted stating that the project is approaching. Access to SR-18 will be restricted until the hot asphalt has cooled sufficiently. Make parking arrangements outside of the construction zone if the project is in your area. Caltrans thanks you, in...

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New Daylight Headlight Section On SR-18

Crestline, CA, September, 28, 2012, 6am – Caltrans is in the process of installing nine “Daylight Headlight Section” signs at various locations on State Route 18 from Crestline Cutoff to the Big Bear Dam. Caltrans worked in collaboration with the California Highway Patrol to install the new signs, which will enhance safety for mountain drivers who use the two-lane highway. Motorists will benefit from better detection of oncoming vehicles with headlights on during the day. The CHP will have a 30 day grace period while the signs are being installed, but after that, according to CHP Public Information Officer Benjamin Baker, the fine for failure to obey a regulatory sign could be as high as...

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