Category: Roads/Travel

CHP To Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

Big Bear, CA, May 21st, 2016 – The Arrowhead office of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, May 21, 2016, in the unincorporated mountain area of San Bernardino County. The CHP’s goal is to ensure the safe passage of each and every motorist. A sobriety checkpoint is a proven effective tool for achieving this goal and is designated to augment existing patrol operations. Drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs can expect to be arrested. Our objective is to send a clear message to those considering mixing alcohol and/or drugs with driving. Funding...

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California Puts Emphasis On Bicycle Safety

Big Bear, CA, May 8th, 2016 – May is National Bike Safety Month, and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is reminding motorists and bicyclists to share responsibility for roadway safety. California’s weather allows bicyclists to enjoy riding many months throughout the year. Although bicycle safety should be practiced every day, the month of May has been set aside to draw awareness to how we can all help minimize bicycle injuries and deaths. “As important as it is for drivers to be mindful of bicyclists, those who ride their bicycles, must exercise safe practices and ride smart,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow. “With all...

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Big Bear Boulevard Slalom Course This Summer

Big Bear, CA, April 18th, 2016 – Big Bear Boulevard may be a bit tricky for motorists to negotiate this summer, but it’s all part of a series of necessary upgrades to service the community. Phase II of Bear Valley Electric Service’s underground power line project was recently completed, and Phase III is next, with work between Georgia Street and Fox Farm Road. The Regional Traffic Advisory Committee meeting delivered an update on April 14 to the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce, suggesting that Big Bear Boulevard might resemble a “slalom course” this summer. Big Bear Lake Department of Water is expected to begin pipeline work along the...

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Caltrans Looking To The Sun For Transportation

Big Bear, CA, April 15th, 2016 – California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Director Malcolm Dougherty signed a letter of intent with the Province of Noord-Holland (Netherlands) Vice Governor Elisabeth Post, MMC to look at sustainable options for capturing solar energy in transportation infrastructure. Caltrans will explore the Dutch technology, known as SolaRoad1, which implements the use of solar panels in roadway projects and has been successfully implemented in a project in Krommenie, The Netherlands. The idea behind SolaRoad is that sunlight falling on the road surface is converted into electricity by concrete panels with solar cells and a translucent top layer of tempered glass. The generated...

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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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