Category: Roads/Travel

I-15 Reopens in the Cajon Pass

Update Big Bear, CA, August 18, 2016 –  The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reopened southbound Interstate 15 (I–15) through the Cajon Pass this morning at 10:45 a.m. The #1 lane will remain closed from Oak Hill Road to Kenwood Avenue for Caltrans crews. All ramps will remain closed at Kenwood Avenue, Cleghorn Road, SR 138 and Oak Hill Road Big Bear, CA, August 18, 2016 – Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol  re-opened the Northbound I-15 through the Cajon Pass last evening at approximately 10:15 p.m.  All ramps will remain closed at Kenwood Avenue, Cleghorn Road, SR 138 and Oak Hill Rd.  Work will continue on the Southbound I-15 to complete guardrail and other repairs.  Southbound I-15 will remain closed until further notice. All other roads previously closed remain closed. One of the designated detours is the 18 from Lucerne through Big Bear and down the front grade via the 330. Expect delays and periods of heavy traffic. The Bluecut fire is currently 31,689 acres with 4% containment. There are 1584 personnel on scene with 178 engines, 26 crews, 10 air tankers, 2 Very Large Air Tankers, and 17 Helicopters, including night flying helicopters. Additional firefighters and equipment have been ordered and will be responding directly to the fire. There is still a threat to public safety, rail traffic and structures in the Cajon Pass, Lytle Creek, Wrightwood,...

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Lane Closures in Fawnskin This Week

Fawnskin, CA, August 15, 2016 – The California Department of Transportation is cleaning drains, reestablishing flow in roadside culverts and grading shoulders this week at two locations on State Route 38 near Fawnskin. On Tuesday, August 16, Caltrans will be cleaning drains and culverts, as well as grading the shoulders near North Shore Landing. On Wednesday, August 17, they will be working near the Discovery Center. One way traffic control will be in effect between 9 am and 3 pm on both days. Anticipate minor delays. Advisory signs have been posted in advance to alert drivers. Caltrans thanks you for your patience as they work to improve your...

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Pilot Fire – Tuesday Update

Big Bear, CA, August 9, 2016 – The Pilot Fire, which started on Sunday, August 7, grew almost 2000 acres since yesterday. This morning, the fire is currently 6,298 acres with 6% containment. The Hwy. 173 closure has been extended from SR-138 to North Bay Road. Voluntary evacuations have been extended into the Lake Arrowhead area north of Peninsula Road, east of Brentwood Road, and west of North Bay Road. A shelter has been set up at Oak Hills High School in Hesperia and a second American Red Cross Reception and Care Center will be open at Rim of...

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GUARDRAIL PROJECT TO BEGIN ON STATE ROUTE 330

Big Bear, CA, July 18th, 2016 – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 8 has awarded a $577,000 project to Danny Hubbs Construction, Inc. of Yucaipa to install Midwest Guardrail Systems in various locations on State Route 330 (SR-330) from 2.7 miles north of Highland Avenue to the State Route 330/18 Junction in Running Springs. The project is scheduled to begin Monday, August 1 and continue until mid-September 2016. The work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Flagging will be necessary during the work hours in the two-lane segments of SR 330. No flagging will be required in the passing...

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Road Work in Fawnskin Thursday May Cause Delays

Fawnskin, CA, July 13, 2016 – The California Department of Transportation maintenance crews are cleaning drains in addition to other routine maintenance activities along State Route 38 through Fawnskin on Thursday July 14. The work will be conducted between the West Boat Ramp and Windy Point from 8:00 am to 11:30 am, and from the Discovery Center to Juniper Hill between 11:30 am and 3:30 pm. Lane closures with one way traffic control will be necessary to accommodate the equipment that will be staged on the...

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