Category: Roads/Travel

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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Quick Hitting Pacific Storm to Roll Through This Afternoon and Evening

Big Bear, CA, March 11, 2016 – A fast-moving but vigorous Pacific cold front will sweep across our region from this afternoon through this evening. This system will spread brief heavy rain, high mountain snow, and strong winds to the area. There will also be isolated thunderstorms over the coast, valleys and mountains. The main impact will be widespread wind gusts over 40 mph. Secure loose objects such as garbage cans and lawn furniture. When you’re on the road, slow down. Crosswinds make it harder to control vehicles, especially high profile and/or lightweight vehicles. If driving in the desert, visibility...

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Caltrans Launches New Stormwater Pollution Prevention Campaign

Big Bear, CA, March 5th, 2016 – Caltrans unveiled its new stormwater public education and outreach campaign “Protect Every Drop” to educate Californians about the sources and pathways of stormwater pollution, and encourage motorists to reduce the pollutants that affect water quality in California’s streams, rivers, lakes and coastal waters, keeping them drinkable, swimmable and fishable. Clean water is essential for our quality of life in California, and it’s important to ‘Protect Every Drop’, Every motorist needs to do their part to keep California’s waterways clean.  The campaign will address several actions the public can take, including: ·         Performing routine...

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