CalTrans Announces Highway 18 Closure

UPDATE 1    3/11/2017
Caltrans has announced that road work will continue on the SR-18 Monday 3/13/17 with one way traffic with flagging.  The work will begin at 8:30 a. m. to 4:oo p.m. Monday through Thursday.  They will be doing Beam and foundation removal.  Please be WORK ZONE  Alert.
CRESTLINE, CA –Southern California has been hit by several major winter storms in the past month, and the San Bernardino mountain areas have experienced significant precipitation and snow events as a result. These storms produced heavy rock flows that damaged an existing rock barrier on State Route 18 (SR-18). The Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is scheduled to begin emergency repairs to the slope drape and rock fence on SR-18 located 0.7 miles east of the SR-18/SR-138 separation near Crestline.
The $600,000 Director’s Order emergency contract has been awarded to Powell Constructors, Inc. of Fontana, who will begin work on Monday, February 27.
Work hours will be Monday – Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.:
Shoulder Closures – Shoulder Work
No lane closures Monday, 2/27/17 thru Wednesday, 3/1/17
Cable Net Installation
Full Closure of SR-18 Thursday, 3/2/17 thru Thursday, 3/9/17
A complete closure of SR-18 between — Crest Forest Drive and the SR-138 cut-off — will occur for up to five days, for safety purposes, from Thursday, March 2 to Thursday, March 9. Detours will be posted at that time.
The project is scheduled to be completed in April, 2017.
All work is contingent upon the weather.
Caltrans thanks motorists for their patience and cooperation as they work to repair storm damages.