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Eastern Sierra News for July 18, 2024

 

 

 

 

Traffic Advisory for the Week of 8/7/2023 – 8/11/2023

EASTERN KERN, INYO, and MONO COUNTIES – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces the following project work and traffic impacts for the week of August 7 – August 11.

 

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

·       Rosamond Xeriscape Project – On State Route 14, the northbound Rosamond Boulevard on- and off-ramps will intermittently close to allow trucks access to remove and deliver material Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. Detours will be available.

·        Mojave Bypass Paving Operation – On the eastbound lanes of State Route 58 from just west of Exit 165 to just east of Exit 172, crews will lay down Rubberized Hot Mix Asphalt, back the shoulders, and upgrade guardrail. One lane will remain open at all times, and the following ramps will be intermittently closed during construction:

o  The on-ramp at Exit 165

o  The off- and on-ramps at the junction with State Route 14

o  The off- and on-ramps at Exit 172

Work is scheduled Monday through Thursday from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm, and on Friday from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm. Drivers may experience short delays.

Inyo County

·        Olancha-Cartago Project –The traffic alignment on U.S. 395 north of Cartago has shifted between Willow Dip and Ash Creek Bridge. Traffic speeds are reduced to 45 MPH through the alignment shift for driver safety. The new alignment will remain in place while the contractor constructs the northbound lane connection to the new highway. Drivers may experience delays.

Mono County

·        Bridgeport Wire Crossing – On U.S. 395 between the junction with State Route 182 and Bridge Street, utility crews will replace wire on Friday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. There will be one-way traffic control and drivers may experience 10-minute delays.

·        Topaz Lake Emergency Repair Project – On U.S. 395 approximately 1.9 miles south of the Nevada State Line, crews are realigning a 0.5-mile stretch of the road to repair winter storm damage Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. There is one-way traffic control with a pilot car during work hours, and a traffic light after work hours. Drivers may experience 20-minute delays.

·        Cemetery CAPM – On U.S. 395 between Cemetery Road and State Route 167 near Mono City, crews are laying Hot Mix Asphalt Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. There will be single-lane closures and one-way traffic control, and drivers may experience 20-minute delays.

·        Conway Ranch Shoulders Project – On U.S. 395 between State Route 167 and just north of Conway Ranch Road near Mono City, crews are widening the shoulders, lengthening chain-up areas, installing lighting, and rehabilitating drainage infrastructure. Work is scheduled Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. There will be one-way traffic control and drivers may experience 20-minute delays.

·        Bluesapalooza – On State Route 203 at the intersection with Lake Mary Road and Minaret Road in the town of Mammoth Lakes, the left-turn lane to southbound Minaret Road will be closed from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm Thursday, August 3 through Sunday, August 6. Detours will be available.

·        Minaret Road Truck Crossing – On State Route 203 approximately 2 miles east of the Mammoth Mountain Lodge, there will be intermittent lane closures to allow trucks access to deliver material Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. There will be one-way traffic control and drivers may experience 10-minute delays.

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

Eastern Kern County

·        State Route 58 Core Drilling – On the eastbound outside lane of State Route 58 between Bealville Road and just west of the junction of State Route 202 in the city of Tehachapi, crews will drill core samples in the pavement Tuesday through Thursday from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm.

·        Edwards Off-Ramp Warning Sign – On State Route 58 near North Edwards, a portable message board will be on the shoulder of the westbound Rosamond Boulevard off-ramp warning drivers to be aware of private construction off the state highway Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

·        Jack’s Ranch Road Pole Replacement – On the eastbound lanes of State Route 178 E at Jack’s Ranch Road near the city of Ridgecrest, utility crews will replace a pole on Wednesday from 5:30 am to 5:30 pm.

Inyo County

·        Olancha Shoulder Closures – On U.S. 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.

·        Bartlett Thin Blanket – On U.S. 395 between Carroll Creek Road and Diaz Lake Recreation Area just south of the town of Lone Pine, lanes in both directions will intermittently close while crews grind down the pavement and apply a layer of asphalt to the roadway. Work is scheduled Monday through Thursday from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm, and on Friday from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm.

The $7,413,500 Cemetery CAPM Project is fully funded by SB 1.

The Conway Ranch Shoulders Project received $8.3 million from IIJA for construction.

SB 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, provides $5 billion in transportation funding annually split between the state and local agencies. Road projects progress through construction phases more quickly based on the availability of SB 1 funds, including projects that are partially funded by SB 1. For more information about other transportation projects funded by SB 1, visit http://rebuildingca.ca.gov.

Under IIJA, California will receive an estimated $41.9 billion over 5 years. IIJA provides significant funding to Caltrans to improve roadways, bridges, freight projects, public transportation, and safety, and to address climate change. For more information about IIJA, visit http://rebuildingca.ca.gov/iija-by-the-numbers.

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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