Caltrans Traffic Advisory for the Week of 2/20/2023 – 2/24/2023

EASTERN KERN, INYO, and MONO COUNTIES – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces the following project work and traffic impacts for the week of February 20 – February 24, 2023.

Work schedules are subject to change due to traffic incidents, weather, availability of equipment and/or materials, and/or construction-related issues.

Eastern Kern County

·        Cummings Valley Left-Turn Lane Project – The Cummings Valley Left-Turn Lane Project on State Route 202 near Tehachapi has been paused due to inclement weather. As soon as weather conditions allow, we will move forward with paving, guardrail and striping and resume a schedule of Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. One-way traffic control with K-rail will remain in place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Drivers may experience 20-minute delays.

Projects on the state highway system with minimal or no delays:

Eastern Kern County

·     W. Ward Avenue Closure – On State Route 178 W in the city of Ridgecrest, W. Ward Avenue will be closed at State Route 178 (North China Lake Boulevard) Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Inyo County

·        Olancha Shoulder Closures – On U.S. Highway 395 at the junction with State Route 190 in Olancha, there will be intermittent shoulder closures to allow trucks access to deliver material Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.

·        Bishop Utility Work – On State Route 168 W (West Line Street) from Sunland Drive to Pioneer Lane, there will be underground utility work Wednesday through Saturday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. The eastbound lane will be closed and traffic will be diverted into the center turn lane.

Travelers are asked to be attentive to workers on the highway, slow for the cone zone, and move over whenever possible to give additional clearance. Be Safe and Be Work Zone Alert!

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