The July 4th event traffic plan will be in effect following this year’s fireworks celebration. The City of Big Bear Lake with the enforcement efforts of the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department along with the California Highway Patrol want to help ease some of the traffic tangles that traditionally follow the fireworks show. 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. Plan your parking to aid in planning your departure route.
Marina exits will be able to turn right only when entering the highway at staggered times to help alleviate congestion. The West Boat Ramp will open at 10:00 PM. Captain John’s Marina will open at 10:15 PM. Pine Knot Marina and the East Boat Ramp will open at 10:30PM.
Pine Knot Avenue will be closed to all vehicle traffic from 7:00 PM to Midnight. Sheriff’s deputies and CHP officers will be controlling several major intersections in the Valley to maintain and improve traffic flow. Pedestrian traffic is reminded to use the crosswalks at controlled intersections, especially when crossing Big Bear Blvd.
Please be patient, courteous and follow the direction of traffic officials with that effort the flow of traffic should enable you to travel home with greater ease.
Residents and visitors are reminded that no personal fireworks of any kind are allowed in Big Bear Valley. Plan ahead and have a safe 4th of July celebration in Big Bear!