Category: Roads/Travel

Caltrans Announces Last Minute Roadwork For Monday

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 8, 2016 – The California Department of Transportation will perform a paving operation on State Route 18 near Red Ant Hill, at Mill Creek Road/Talmadge Road in Big Bear Lake on Monday, July 11, to repair a split in the roadway. There will be one way traffic control in effect from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, so please pay attention to all directional signage. To stay on top of roadwork in the San Bernardino Mountains, click the Caltrans link on the KBHR Road Conditions page . Know before you...

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Fatal Accident on SR-38

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 5, 2016 – On the morning of Sunday, July 3rd, Arrowhead Area CHP officers responded to the scene of a traffic collision on SR-38, also known as North Shore Drive, west of Minnesula Road by Juniper Point.  Eric Rhydale Caston, a 35 year old resident of Big Bear City, California, was driving west on the 38 in a White, Ford, F-250.  For an unknown reason, Caston allowed his vehicle to travel off the road and down an embankment.  Caston was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected from his vehicle.  As a result, he sustained fatal injuries and...

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Caltrans To Begin Repair Work on the Boulevard

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 5, 2016 – The California Department of Transportation has awarded a $3.1 million project to STL Incorporated that will repair and replace damaged sidewalks, curbs, and gutters, including three traffic signals at various locations along State Route 18, or Big Bear Blvd., in Big Bear Lake from Pine Knot Avenue to Stanfield Cut-off. The sidewalks, curbs, and gutters are damaged from years of snow removal and base failure. The sidewalk and traffic signals are required to be upgraded to Americans with Disabilities Act standards. Construction will be no more than 800 feet at a time and will not require tree removal....

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4th of July Traffic Plan for the Valley

Big Bear Valley, CA, July 1, 2016 – The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station will implement a valley-wide traffic plan to manage the traffic flow during and after the fireworks celebration on July 4 in Big Bear. Motorists will make right hand turns only entering Big Bear Blvd. from Georgia to Temple Streets. Plan ahead and  park accordingly, depending on which way you will be leaving after the fireworks show. If you will be traveling east after the show, motorists should park south of Big Bear Blvd. Likewise, if to plan to travel west, motorists should park north of Big Bear Blvd. Marina exits will be...

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Slow Down For A Safe And Sane Independence Day

Big Bear, CA, July 2nd, 2016 – Many Californians are looking forward to a three-day weekend this year to enjoy Independence Day, as is the case with all major holidays, and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is urging motorists to slow down and enjoy it responsibly. Beginning at 6:01 p.m. on Friday, July 1, and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, July 4, the CHP will observe a Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP) focused on speed enforcement. To keep the roadways safe for everyone, all available officers will be watching for motorists who are speeding, distracted, or driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or...

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