Seven Oaks Community Updates
This page has been established to provide the Seven Oaks community with updates following the impact of Tropical Storm Hilary on August 20, 2023. This storm brought historical amounts of rain and wind, resulting in the destruction of bridges and roads throughout the county, with Seven Oaks being one of the hardest-hit areas. Here, you will find information compiled by San Bernardino County Public Works to keep the Seven Oaks community informed about ongoing cleanup efforts, repairs, progress, and future plans for the area.
Click map below for before and after interactive map images
Public Work Status Updates:
|Road closures and damage assessment on foot.
|Securing of aerial flights.
|Completion of Middle Control Road repairs for emergency access.
|August 23 – September 7
|Agency coordination and environmental review.
|Completed aerial flight of damage.
|Contractors secured and began mobilization of equipment.
|Contractors begin temporary road construction – south/west end.
|Federal funding agency coordination field assessment.
|Meeting with DPW staff, US Forest Service and US Army Corps of Engineers to discuss the details of installing a temporary road within US Forest Service and other lands, including environmental clearance.
|US Forest Service flagging for culturally sensitive areas
|Coordination with Public Works, US Forest Service, Army Corps to finalize environmental constraints. Authorization to proceed in US Forest lands anticipated September 21, 2023.
|September 22 – October 6
|Install emergency road for construction access to begin. Installation of emergency road for access includes the first phase of center flowing the river to re-establish river alignment away from the emergency road location. After river re-alignment, a more substantial temporary access road will be completed which consist of filling in the gaps in the washout areas. Current estimated time is 2 months. Check for updates on a regular basis as progress continues.
|Design of permanent repairs and bridge replacement.
|Temporary dirt road has been completed and open.
SCE completed power pole installation throughout Seven Oaks Rd.
|Late Spring 2024
|Construction and paving of permanent repairs. Completed when required paving temperatures are met.
Utilities Service Provider Updates:
|Southern California Edison
|Nov. 6 Update –
Edison contractor trimmed trees for installation of new power lines. Edison also installed power pole sonotubes in preparation for new power poles to be installed week of Nov. 13.
|Re-establishing service at the River Glen Camp – Due to site conditions, SCE will move the existing pole line and install larger structures to accommodate the increase in wire span length. Restoration date has been re-established to November 17, 2023.
Construction plans to rebuild source structures (15 poles 3 transformers) to Seven Oaks Camp rebuild source structures (15 poles 3 transformers) to Seven Oaks Camp – awaiting environmental clearance to start repairs
|Southern California Edison Alert Information
|Field coordination scheduled September 26. Frontier lines on SCE poles
Seven Oaks Damage Photos
Seven Oaks Progress
Week of 12/11-12/15
The temporary road construction at Seven Oaks Rd is making good progress. The emergency lane access has been completed for all locations. Residents and emergency vehicles can now drive through from SH-38/Middle Control Road to Seven Oaks Rd and back up to SH-38 along Glass Rd. Radford Camp Rd emergency access lane has also been completed. Construction will continue to establish the river centerflow so we ask those traveling through here to procced with caution. We are working on design for construction of the temporary road.
Contact San Bernardino County Public Works – Contracts Division for additional information or questions at (909) 387-7920.