SR -127 Emergency Project Baker to Tecopa

Date: November 29, 2023
Alert #: 23-814

District: 8 Riverside/San Bernardino
Project ID: EA-08-1P7004
Contacts: /
Phone: (909) 383-6733 / (909) 383-4657

For Immediate Release

SAN BERNARDINO, CAThe California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) continues $28.1M emergency work on State Route 127 (SR-127) to repair roadbed, pavement, backfill shoulders, armor erosion embankments, repair drainage, remove debris and address other structural damage sustained by recent monsoon storms.

Contractor crews are in the area clearing debris, performing roadbed repair, drainage repair and various other recovery efforts. On Monday, December 4 at 8 a.m., the route will be re-opened with flagging operations in place from Monday through Sunday. This is a 24-hour flagging operation, with piloting to direct traffic in both directions. Flagging operations will continue as needed due to severe undermined roadways and to allow for environmental mitigation operations to continue. The repair work is expected to continue through early spring 2024. The re-opening and repair timeline is weather and material dependent.

Crews will be on location performing base paving to allow for traffic flagging with escorts in place. Please adhere to all road signage and operations and wait for the piloting vehicle to direct your route. Expect traffic delays, flagging may take up to 30-40 minutes per direction. This is a 24-hour flagging operation from Monday through Sunday.

Below are photos of the current road conditions and areas for repair:

Four images showing a road that has large mud and dirt piles, along with large undermined in the roadway.

24-hour flagging operations will be in place to allow for repair work to continue. Starting December 4, all traffic will be provided access through SR-127 from Baker to Tecopa via escorting only. Drivers, please proceed cautiously through the area as repair work will continue in the shoulders and lanes. Please adhere to road closure signage to allow for safe transport of equipment and crews. Consider taking alternate routes to avoid expected flagging delays.

Drivers, please adhere to signage placed ahead of work areas to alert the public about roadwork ahead. Flagging operations may occur on holidays, as required, to continue with scheduled repair operations. Consider taking alternate routes to avoid delays.

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