Dorado Fire Damage
Bernardino, CA November 2020 ____
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.
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.
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
a. Monday, November 16th: Post Mile 23.55,
23.60, 23.70, 23.80
b. Tuesday, November 17th: Post Mile 22.28,
c. Wednesday, November 18th: Post Mile
d. Thursday, November 19th: Post Mile
16.37, 17.30, 18.75
e. Friday, November 20th: Any remaining
sites from the list above
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
advised that SR 38 is subject to FULL closure during storm events due to
predicted debris flows.
use State Route 330 or State Route 18 to avoid delays to Big Bear Valley.
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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.