Tag: SR 18

Arctic Circle Closures Begin Next Week and Work Hours Have Changed

Big Bear, CA, October 9, 2015 – The California Department of Transportation, Caltrans, will close State Route 18 in the “Arctic Circle” Monday through Friday, October 12 to October 29, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The closure limits are between Snow Valley Mountain Resort and the Big Bear Dam. Due to safety considerations and additional planned work the closure will now take place during daytime hours. Caltrans will be completing annual routine maintenance in preparation for winter in addition to contractor work for the State Route 18 paving project. Some of the work items that will be completed are: rock scaling, turnout clearance, drain cleaning, guardrail maintenance, in addition to painting the recessed fog lines on the newly paved section. Motorists are advised to use SR-38 as an alternate route to Big Bear. Plan ahead and know before you...

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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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Bridge Replacement Work Begins on State Route 38

Big Bear, CA, April 3, 2015 – Caltrans has started work on SR-38 to rehabilitate the Hathaway Creek Bridge near Barton Flats.The project will replace the bridge deck and approach slabs, and upgrade the pavement and bridge rails. The project will also improve drainage, grind existing pavement, and retrofit the bridge abutment with bolsters. One-way traffic control will be necessary for the duration of the project, through early 2016. Flagging will be in effect until Monday, April 20, when a solar powered, one way traffic control signal will be in place and activated. Work hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., however the one way traffic control will be in place at all times. Motorists are advised to pay attention to all traffic signs and signals, and use extreme caution when traveling through the work zone. Delays are expected to be approximately 15 minutes, however delays could be up to 30 minutes depending on traffic flow and equipment movement. Motorists are encouraged to use SR-330 and SR-18 when driving to and from Big Bear to avoid...

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Film Crews May Impact Travel Today

Running Springs, CA, November 30, 2012 – There could be occasional traffic delays today on SR 18 and SR 247. Terri Kasinga at CalTrans says two film permits have been approved for today. Intermittent closures on SR 18 in Running Springs near Panorama are scheduled to take place, weather permitting, between 9am and 3pm. Temporary closures have also been approved for the section of SR 247 between Mesa Drive and Rattlesnake Canyon Road today until...

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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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