TRAFFIC ADVISORY FOR BIKE RACE
Palmdale to Big Bear Lake – Friday, May 18, 2012
BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. May 9, 2012 – Amgen Tour of California cycling race from Palmdale to Big Bear Lake will be held on Friday, May 18, 2012. This event will require intermittent closures on State Routes 2, 138, 18, 38, along with roads in Big Bear. The intermittent closures could last between 30 and 60 minutes as the race progresses toward Big Bear. Traffic will be permitted to follow behind the race. It should take the race no longer than 35 minutes to pass intersecting streets along the race course. At times, traffic will be permitted to cross the affected sections of these routes, at the discretion of California Highway Patrol.
Intermittent/Rolling Closures on SR-18 from Crestline to Big Bear Dam:
Rolling closures will begin twenty to thirty minutes before the lead rider arrives. Traffic will be restored IMMEDIATELY after the final rider passes through, which is expected to be approximately 35 minutes after the lead rider. SR-18 from Crestline to the Big Bear Dam will experience closures from approximately 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Spectators, who plan to observe the race along the race routes, such as Rim of the World Highway or the Arctic Circle located on SR-18, are encouraged to arrive before 11a.m.
Intermittent/Rolling Closures on SR-38 from Big Bear Dam to Summit Blvd:
Rolling closures will continue on SR-38 from Big Bear Dam along the north shore of Big Bear Lake, through Fawnskin, and then to Stanfield Cutoff. The estimated time of rolling closures on SR-38 from Big Bear Dam to Stanfield Cutoff is from approximately 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The course continues right onto Big Bear Blvd. to Sandalwood Drive, right onto Fox Farm Road, left onto Garstin Drive, and then to Summit Blvd. for the finish. Closures in the Big Bear Lake area are expected to happen between 2:35 p.m. and 5 p.m.
This is the range of times within which the road may be closed, depending on the speed of the race. Actual closing will only be about one hour with this time frame.
Approximate Times Road Description
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Hwy 38 between the Dam and Fawnskin
2:35 p.m. – 4:36 p.m. Hwy 38 between Fawnskin and Stanfield cutoff
2:37 p.m. – 4:38 p.m. Stanfield cutoff to Big Bear Blvd and Big Bear Blvd. to Sandlewood Drive*
2:38 p.m. – 4:49 p.m. Sandlewood Drive to Fox Farm Road
2:39 p.m. – 4:40 p.m. Fox Farm Road to Garstin Drive
2:40 p.m. – 4:41 p.m. Garstin to Summit Blvd
2:41 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Summit Blvd to Big Bear Blvd
Closed all Day Summit Blvd South of Big Bear Blvd
Closed all Day Brownie Lane between Ponderosa and Summit Blvd.
2:59 p.m. – 3:57 p.m. Estimated Finish Time of Leaders
*Big Bear Blvd with have the two southbound lanes open all day for 2-way traffic.