Caltrans Resumes Paving Projects on 

SR-38 and SR-18 

San Bernardino, October 9, 2015___ Caltrans and All American Asphalt have resumed the paving rehabilitation project on State Route 38. The endangered Southwestern Willow Fly Catcher was nesting within the construction limits and delayed the project for five months during Spring, April through September, for the past two years.

All American Asphalt is now working to complete the project before the end of October. The project is moving uphill from the passing lane to Rainbow Lane. Operations will then change direction and pave downhill to the Santa Ana River Bridge below Angeles Oaks.

Work hours are Monday through Saturday, 8:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M., through October 24th. One-way traffic control will be in effect for the project duration. The location of work may vary by a small distance each day or change if affected by weather.

The rolled asphalt requires a rest period of one to one and a half hours. There will be no access across the asphalt during the rest period. Please relocate your vehicle as needed when the project is in your area.

Motorists are advised that SR-18 will be closed between Snow Valley Mountain Resort and the Big Bear Dam (Arctic Circle) October 12 through 29 from 8:00 A.M  to 4:00 P.M 

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The Southwestern Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii) measures about 5.75 inches (15 cm) in length, and weighs only about 0.4 ounces (12 g). Overall, it is roughly the size of a small sparrow. Both sexes look alike. The flycatcher's appearance is overall greenish or brownish gray above, with a white throat that contrasts with a pale olive breast. The belly is pale yellow. Two white wing bars are visible, but the eye ring is faint or absent. The upper mandible is dark, and the lower mandible light.

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