State Route 18 Closing for Winter Weather Work: Starts in October!

Caltrans logoA reminder that the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 8 will close State Route 18 in the “Arctic Circle” Monday through Friday nights, from Oct. 12 to October 29 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. between Snow Valley Ski Resort and the Big Bear Dam.

Maintenance crews will be cleaning cuts and drains as part of the agency’s storm relief efforts. Additionally, crews will take advantage of the closure to conduct routine maintenance including cutting vegetation away from signs and removing slide material and debris that has found its way down slopes as a result of any recent storms.

Motorists are advised to use SR 38 as an alternate route to Big Bear. Plan ahead and “know before you go!”

To stay on top of roadwork in the Inland Empire go to: and sign up for commuter/media e-mailalerts.


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