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California Department of Transportation
District 8 – San Bernardino County
(909) 383-6799 (direct)
May 11, 2010
RECOVERY ACT PROVIDES $1.1 MILLION TO RESURFACE BIG BEAR HIGHWAY
San Bernardino County - Caltrans today announced it has completed a $1.18 million pavement resurfacing project along State Route 18 (SR-18) in the San Bernardino Mountains. The project was financed entirely by President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act).
“My Administration is working hand-in-hand with President Obama's team to ensure stimulus dollars are pumped into California quickly and responsibly to stimulate the economy and in this instance - invest in the future of California's transportation infrastructure,” said Governor Schwarzenegger.
The project, located near Running Springs in San Bernardino County, repaved eight miles of SR-18 between Lakeview Point and the junction of SR-18/SR-330. The repaving was necessary due to the condition of the roadway’s 60-year-old pavement.
SR-18 is one of the key routes for local residents and tourists heading to and from Big Bear Lake.
Under Governor Schwarzenegger's leadership, California has obligated more than $2.53 billion in Recovery Act funding to 915 highway, local street and job training transportation projects statewide. For more information on the Recovery Act visit: http://recovery.ca.gov/