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Section Of Hwy 138 To Be Shut Down

Detours listed for summer travel

Caltrans will begin the next summer closure of State Route  138  (SR-138) for the safety improvement project beginning on June  11 through September 11, 2007.  SR-138 will remain closed during this period, 24 hours per day, seven (7) days a week, with no escorts.  The closure will take place from just east of State Route 2 (SR-2) east toward Hess Rd. (between I-15 and SR-2).  Two separate summer closures of sections of SR-138 were planned for 2006/2007 to expedite the work.

Sponsored By:

Martin Johnson Home Creations

The  contractor  will  complete  some  blasting  work the first week of the closure  (beginning  on  June 11) on SR-138 at Mormon Rock east of the full closure  and  just  west  of Lone Pine Canyon Road.  This section of SR-138 will be closed intermittently during the blasting and earth removal. Detour:

For  westbound  SR-138, vehicles and truckers are advised to use I-15 north to  Route  395,   turn  left on SR-18 and go to SR-138.  Use this detour in reverse from eastbound SR-138 back to I-15.

Currently, flagging continues  on SR-138 from Mormon Rock west to the Los Angeles  County  Line,  Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Night work will also take place on  SR-138  Monday through Friday from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. with flagging until  the  summer  closure.   Minor delays are expected during the traffic control.

The contractor expects to have the project complete by the end of October 2007.   

The  $44  million  project  will  make  a number of improvements as follows:
Ø     Construct east and westbound truck climbing lanes
Ø     Rehabilitate pavement
Ø     Widen shoulders to eight feet
Ø     Realign curve west of Lone Pine Canyon
Motorists   may   sign   up   for  updates  on  this  project  by  emailing terri_kasinga@dot.ca.gov.   For updates on  other  state  highway work in

Riverside   and  San  Bernardino  county,  please  go  to the Caltrans website at caltrans8.info  and  go  to News and Documents or CT Connect.  You may also call (866) 383-4631.