Tag: State Route 18

Full Closures on Arctic Circle to Begin Monday October 3rd

Big Bear, CA, September 9, 2016 – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 8, will close State Route 18 in the “Arctic Circle” Monday through Friday, October 3, to October 27, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. No closures are scheduled for Friday, October 14. The closure limits are between Snow Valley Mountain Resort and Big Bear Dam. The full closure will take place during daytime hours due to safety considerations and additional work. Caltrans will be completing annual routine maintenance in preparation for winter. Some of the work items that will be completed are: rock climbing and bank scaling, turnout clearance, drain cleaning, and...

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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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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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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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“Headlight” Signs To Be Removed From Highway 18

Big Bear Lake, CA, November 12, 2012 – The “Daytime headlight section” signs recently installed on State Route 18 are being removed. A Caltrans spokesperson stated that although some mountain residents would like to see the signs remain in place, others have concerns about the cost of a citation and the impact on visitors who might not know about the use of headlights. The nine signs had been installed between Bear Valley Dam and Crestline Cutoff in an effort to reduce accidents on the winding two-lane highway. The fine for failing to comply with the headlight rule would have been as high as $350. Drivers are still reminded of the danger of crossing the double-yellow lines into oncoming...

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