State Route 18 ARCTIC CIRCLE

WINTER PREP with Caltrans



California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 8 (San Bernardino) will once again start day-time full closures on State Route 18 (SR-18) in the Arctic Circle beginning Monday October 2nd. The work project is set to complete routine maintenance operations to prepare the SR-18 focusing on the Arctic Circle area for travelers during Winter months.

State Route 18 will be completely closed between Snow Valley Mountain Resort and Big Bear Dam, Monday through Thursday from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. from Monday October 2 through Thursday October 26, 2017.




Some of the operations that will be completed are slope scaling, turnout clearance, drain cleaning, sign repair and replacement, guardrail repair and other related work.

Motorists are advised to use SR-38 as an alternate route to and from the Big Bear Valley communities.  


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