​$1.6 million 


CALTRANS Road signs at State Route 38 in Barton Flats Hathaway Bridge 

By Millener Productions


  SR-38 Hathaway Creek Bridge 

in Barton Flats Area   


The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) began work on State Route 38 (SR-38) at Hathaway Creek Bridge in Barton Flats, March 30, 2015. The $1.6 million project will replace the bridge deck and approach slabs, as well as upgrade the pavement and bridge rails. The project will also reconstruct lanes and the outside shoulder slab, improve on-site drainage, grind existing pavement, and retrofit the bridge abutment with bolsters.

The SR-38 Hathaway Creek Bridge work will last approximately 150 working days, with working hours 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. The 2015-Summer working hours are scheduled from 6 A.M. to P.M., Monday through Friday. According to Caltrans, for the duration of construction, there may be up to 30-minute closures to move equipment and material within the work area. No weekend work is scheduled, unless work falls behind or emergency work is required. The project will accommodate increased truck traffic and replace aging pavement due to varying states of repair, including upgrading for heavy loads, improving traffic safety, improving operational efficiency, and extending the life of the pavement.

Caltrans predicts that the bridge replacement work is estimated to be complete in November 2015. The recommended routes off the mountain by Big Bear Valley travelers are State Route 18 and State Route 330, to avoid temporary road closures and occasional permanent closures. Caltrans has set warning and progress signage to inform travelers of traffic delays and that their workers are on the job to complete as soon as possible.

For more information on this and other Caltrans projects, visit the web site at www.caltrans8.info and sign up for COMMUTER/MEDIA E-MAIL ALERTS. View traffic conditions at http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov or you can view planned lane closures at www.lcswebreports.dot.ca.gov. Follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/caltrans8.