State Route 38

Repair El Dorado Fire Damage



San Bernardino, CA November 2020 ____

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has initiated a $3.5 million Director’s Order to begin an emergency project to repair damages to State Route 38 (SR 38) as the result of the El Dorado wildfire. The project limits are from Thurman Flats to Glass Road.

 The project has been awarded to Riverside Construction Company, Inc. and began on Friday, October 2. The work will stabilize slopes, remove debris and hazardous/burned trees, excavate and clear culverts and inlet basins (post-fire debris flow basins), replace debris racks, and include rock slope scaling.

For the duration of the work, from Monday, November 16th through Friday, November 20th, 1-way traffic control will be in effect with intermittent full closures that may last 10 to 15 minutes each.

The tentative schedule, including Post Miles are:

a. Monday, November 16th: Post Mile 23.55, 23.60, 23.70, 23.80

b. Tuesday, November 17th: Post Mile 22.28, 22.30, 22.48

c. Wednesday, November 18th: Post Mile 23.00, 23.15

d. Thursday, November 19th: Post Mile 16.37, 17.30, 18.75

e. Friday, November 20th: Any remaining sites from the list above

 Delays of 30 minutes or more are anticipated. The project is expected to be complete by late Spring 2021, contingent on weather and any further damage to the facility.

Be advised that SR 38 is subject to FULL closure during storm events due to predicted debris flows.  

Please use State Route 330 or State Route 18 to avoid delays to Big Bear Valley. Follow Caltrans District 8 for the traffic information on Facebook and Twitter. Plan your commute and view live traffic conditions using QuickMap and planned lane closures.  

For those with sensory disabilities requiring alternate formats (i.e. Braille, large print, sign language interpreter, etc.) and those needing information in a language other than English, please contact Public Affairs at (909) 383-4631 or TTY 711.