SR-18 Culvert Repair Big Bear

Date: September 1, 2023
Alert #: 23-466

District: 8 Riverside/San Bernardino
Project ID: EA-08-0G690
Phone: (909) 383-6733 / (909) 289-2836

For Immediate Release

San Bernardino, CA – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will begin work on a $11 million culvert repair project on State Route 18 (SR 18) from Big Bear Dam in Big Bear to Cactus Rd in Lucerne Valley. This project is anticipated to begin September 7, 2023, weather permitting.

This project will repair, realign or replace various culverts on the SR 18. The work is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, September 6 through Friday, September 8 from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Daytime work will allow crews to place signage and perform culvert replacement work involving hot mix asphalt and structural minor concrete. The contractor will begin at Postmile 44.1 near Big Bear dam. Project work is anticipated to be completed by late Spring 2025. Closures are dependent on contractor receiving proper materials for each job function. They can be changed or canceled at any time. Weather permitting.

Culvert work will involve one-way flagging operations at various locations along the project zone, however to reduce traffic wait times, only one location will be done at a time. Drivers should anticipate traffic delays and recommended to seek alternate routes such as State Route 38 (SR-38) through Fawnskin. Drivers please be mindful of construction signage and operations underway. Slow for the cone zone to keep our crews, other drivers, and roadway safe. This is an active work zone causing lane closures and traffic delays. PLAN AHEAD and drive safely being mindful of closures and alternate routes.

Semi-trucks and oversized vehicles: Drive safely being mindful of no truck signage on alternate routes, clearance, and low width zones.

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