SR-38 Emergency Project near Seven Oaks

Weekday Flagging Operations

SAN BERNARDINO, CA – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) continues work on State Route 38 (SR-38) to repair embankment, slopes, clear drainage and significant structural damage sustained by Tropical Storm Hilary.

Crews have been in the area performing excavation, water diversion, rip rap and embankment fill work. SR-38 from East Jenks Lake Rd to Rainbow Lane will re-open on Friday, November 17 at 12:00 pm, with one-lane flagging operations in place. This re-opening is subject to change, both weather and material dependent.

FLAGGING WILL CONTINUE WEEKLY from Monday through Friday from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm. Drivers should expect delays as one-lane flagging will occur at various points to allow crews to continue repair work, including work at the Santa Ana River Bridge. Please adhere to roadway signage and slow for the safety of crews and public. TRAFFIC HOLDS ARE ANTICIPATED, if needed, traffic may be held up to 30 minutes or longer. Repair work is expected to continue through spring 2024. 

Below are photos of the work underway:

No wide loads permitted at this time. Please adhere to road closure signage to allow for safe transport of equipment and crews. Flagging operations will occur weekly for traffic in both directions from Monday through Friday. Traffic holds are anticipated to allow for safe equipment transport and to allow crews to continue repair work. Drivers are encouraged to take alternate routes to avoid delays. 

Drivers, please note Changeable Message Signs placed ahead of closure areas to alert the public about roadwork ahead.

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