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Bishop – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 9 continues to work on clearing snow, removing rocks, and repairing its eight highways with seasonal closures.  As work progresses, pedestrians, bicyclists, skiers, etc. are advised to stay out of these areas. Safety is our number one priority, for the public as well as Caltrans’ workers.

This is the District 9 Seasonal Pass Status as of Friday, May 18, 2017:

State Route 108 – Sonora Pass

Crews continue to remove snow and are approximately 1 mile from the summit on the east side and about 4 miles from the summit on the west side. The snowpack is estimated to be 12 to 15 feet on the highway. There is no estimated date for reopening the highway at this time.

State Route 120 West – Tioga Pass (from the Junction of US 395 to the Yosemite National Park Gate)

Crews have removed snow to Ellery Curve which is at the dam on Ellery Lake.  There is no estimated date for reopening the highway at this time.

State Route 203 – From the Mammoth Mountain Parking Lot to Minaret Vista

This section of highway is under permit of Mammoth Mountain Ski area for the winter ski season.  There is no estimated date for reopening the highway at this time.

State Route 270 – Bodie Road – Opened May 15, 2017

State Route 89 – Monitor Pass – Opened May 8, 2017

State Route 168 West – Bishop Creek – Opened April 24, 2017

State Route 120 East – Mono Mills – Opened April 14, 2017

State Route 158 – June Lake LoopOpened April 14, 2017

All information is subject to change due to weather conditions.


State Route 14 Traffic to be Rerouted on Tuesday, May 23, 2017

 State Route 14 reroute is between US Hwy 395 and State Route 178, near Inyokern, California

BISHOP—The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will reroute traffic on State Route 14 onTuesday, May 23, 2017 from 6:00 am to 12:00 noon.  The section of SR 14 that will be closed is from US Highway 395 and State Route 178.

The closure is due to construction work that will be taking place on State Route 14 in preparation for the Freeman Gulch Widening project that will begin construction at the end of June 2017.

Traveling north on SR 14, the detour will route traffic from SR 14 onto SR 178 to US Hwy 395 and back onto SR 14.  Traveling south will route traffic from SR 14 to US Hwy 395 to SR 178 and back onto SR 14.

Traffic should expect up to a 15 minute delay in travel time.