Tag: SR 38

More Roadwork on the Front Grade

Big Bear, CA, September 23, 2016 – The California Department of Transportation District 8 is set to begin the paving project on State Route 18 on Monday, September 26.  The $2.3 million contract was awarded to All American Asphalt and will provide a pavement overlay from Running Springs to just south of Lake View Point. The work hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with no work on Fridays.  Traffic control, or flagging, will be necessary during the work hours. Motorists driving to Big Bear are advised to use State Route 38 to avoid this project, the...

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Hathaway Creek Bridge Rehabilitation Project Nearing Completion

Big Bear, CA, December 2, 2015 – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) continues the bridge rehabilitation project on State Route 38 (SR-38) at Hathaway Creek Bridge near Barton Flats. The $1.6 million project  will upgrade the pavement, bridge rails, and replace the bridge deck and approach slabs. Project benefits include improved access for increased truck traffic and new pavement with extended life requiring less maintenance.  Caltrans opened  all lanes on SR-38 over Hathaway Creek November 2 and one-way traffic control will no longer be necessary for the bridge rehabilitation operation. As work continues towards completion this month, lane closures will be minimal....

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Big Bear City Resident Involved In Fatal Accident

Big Bear City, CA, October 28, 2015 – On October 25, 2015, at approximately 1:12 PM, a fatal traffic collision occurred on SR-38, east of Canyon Road. At the time of the collision, there was a high overcast with clear visibility in place. Mr. Michael Gardner, an 18 year old male out of Hesperia, California, was driving a 2005 Ford F-150 and was westbound on SR-38, east of Canyon Road. Mr. Dennis Stevens, a 69 year old male from Big Bear City, was riding a 2015 Indian Scout motorcycle and was travelling eastbound on SR-38, approaching Mr. Gardner. Mr. Gardner allowed his vehicle to veer over the double yellow lines, striking Mr. Stevens’ motorcycle head-on. Mr. Stevens was transported to Bear Valley Hospital, but succumbed to his...

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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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