UPDATE!! CHANGE OF TIME OF CLOSURE.
AS OF OCTOBER 2, 2015 CALTRANS IS REPORTING THAT THE CLOSURE IS NOW SCHEDULED AS A DAYTIME EVENT.
HIGHWAY 18 WILL BE CLOSED FROM 8:00 AM TILL 4:00 PM, OCTOBER 12 TO OCTOBER 29, 2015.
ORIGINAL REPORT Big Bear, CA September 21, 2015 – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), will close State Route 18 in the “Arctic Circle” Monday through Friday nights, October 12 to October 29, (FROM 8 AM TO 4 PM)
from 9pm to 5am . The closure will occur between Snow Valley Ski Resort and Big Bear Dam.
Maintenance crews will be cleaning cuts and drains as part of Caltrans’ storm relief efforts. In addition, crews will take advantage of the closure to conduct such routine maintenance as cutting vegetation away from signs and removing slide material and debris that has found its way down the slopes as a result of any recent storms.
Motorists are advised to use SR 38 as an alternate route to Big Bear. Plan ahead, and know before you go.