Caltrans Begins Repairs on State Route 38 Due to El Dorado Fire

San Bernardino –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 started 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 schedule is Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00m p.m., and will require traffic control until the project is complete. 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 18 to avoid delays to Big Bear.

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