CalTrans Traffic Advisory for the Week of 8/9/2021 – 8/13/2021

Date:       Thursday, August 5, 2021
District:  9 – Eastern Kern, Inyo, and Mono Counties
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Traffic Advisory for the Week of 8/9/2021 – 8/13/2021
EASTERN KERN, INYO, and MONO COUNTIES – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces the following project work and traffic impacts from these projects for the week of August 9 – August 13, 2021.
Inyo County:
Pedestrian Safety Project – In Bishop, crews will be performing electrical work at the following locations:
o  State Route 168 W (West Line Street) between Home Street and Fowler Street, Monday through Friday overnight from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am.
o  State Route 168 W (West Line Street) at the intersection with northbound Edwards Street, Monday through Friday overnight from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am.
o  U.S. Highway 395 (Main Street) between East Pine Street and Park Avenue, Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.
o  U.S. Highway 395 (Main Street) at the intersection with eastbound East Elm Street, Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.
There will be intermittent lane closures. Westbound traffic on Elm Street will be diverted onto Central Street.
Mono County:
Oasis Thin Blanket – On State Route 266 from the junction of State Route 168 E to the Nevada state line to the north, crews will be performing paving work Monday to Friday from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm. There will be intermittent lane closures and drivers may experience delays of up to 20 minutes.
State Route 203 Shoulder Cleaning – On State Route 203 between the Earthquake Fault turnoff and Mammoth Knolls Road in the town of Mammoth Lakes, crews will be clearing the shoulders of debris. There will be one-way traffic control Monday to Wednesday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Drivers may experience delays of up to 15 minutes.
D9 End Treatments – Crews will be performing guardrail work in the following locations Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.
o  On State Route 120 W between three miles west of the Lee Vining Gate and the Lee Vining Gate, there will be one-way traffic control. Drivers may experience delays of up to 20 minutes.
o  On U.S. Highway 395 between Pumice Mine Road and West Portal Road
o  On State Route 89/Monitor Pass near Boarshead Road, Monday to Thursday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, and on Friday from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm, there will be one-way traffic control. Drivers may experience delays of up to 20 minutes.
Mono Lake Thin Blanket – On U.S. Highway 395 between Picnic Ground Road and Cemetery Road north of Lee Vining, crews will be performing grinding and paving work Tuesday through Friday from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm. There will be one-way traffic control with a pilot car. Drivers may experience delays of up to 20 minutes.
Mono Striping Operation – On U.S. Highway 395 between about 7 miles south of the junction with State Route 108 and Eastside Lane in Walker, crews will perform a moving striping operation. Work is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday from 7:00 am to 4:30 pm. Drivers may experience delays of up to 5 minutes.
Projects on the state highway system with minimal or no delays:
Inyo County:
State Route 168 E – Utility work on State Route 168 E (West Line Street) in Bishop between Shepard Lane and Mountain View Road on Thursday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Mono County:
North Sherwin Shoulders ­– On U.S. Highway 395, from 2.4 miles south of Lower Rock Creek Road to 0.3 miles north of Lower Rock Creek Road, crews are widening the shoulders, upgrading drainage, installing skip rumble strips, and adding guardrail, and erecting retaining walls to prevent disturbance of surrounding vegetation. Traffic is confined to the inner-most lanes by K-Rail and delineators until further notice. There is a bicycle detour on Lower Rock Creek Road. The speed limit is 55 miles per hour through the work zone. For more information about this project, keep an eye out for an upcoming Caltrans District 9 NewsDash video on YouTube at (https://tinyurl.com/4mty2kmx).
Crowley Lake Erosion Control – Shoulder work from 0.3 miles south of ­the South Landing Road exit near Crowley Lake to the South Landing Road exit Monday to Friday from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Mono Chain-up Areas – Crews will be performing shoulder work in preparation for the Mono Chain-up Areas project in the following locations along U.S. Highway 395:
o  2.7 miles south of Lower Rock Creek Road
o  0.3 miles north of Rock Creek Road
o  0.8 miles north of the southbound offramp for State Route 203
o  0.2 miles south of the northbound offramp for State Route 203
o  Just south of the junction with State Route 270/Bodie Road
Work in these locations is scheduled for Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm.
The Rosamond-Mojave Rehabilitation project and the State Route 14 Pavement Repair project are funded by SB 1, which 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 www.rebuildingca.ca.gov.
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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