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Pedestrian Safety Project to Begin in Big Pine and Lone Pine

INYO COUNTY – Caltrans will begin construction on the Pedestrian Safety Project in Inyo County next week in the towns of Big Pine and Lone Pine. Crews will upgrade signals and install flashing beacons at intersections and crosswalks at the following locations starting Monday, April 12: ·      In Lone Pine at the intersection of U.S. Highway […]

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Caltrans Awards Millions for Local Roadway Safety Projects, including Inyo and Mono Counties

SACRAMENTO — Caltrans awarded more than $227 million to fund safety projects designed to reduce traffic deaths and serious injuries on city and county roads. Funding is provided through the federal Highway Safety Improvement Program. Caltrans Director Toks Omishakin said, “Safety is always our number one priority,”. “These projects will enhance systemwide safety features, including […]

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Caltrans Video Highlights Maintenance Crews During January’s Winter Storm

BISHOP – The first major winter storm of 2021 brought plenty of snow and blizzard-like conditions to eastern Kern, Inyo, and Mono counties. Major arteries shut down due to the sheer volume of snowfall, and maintenance crews from Caltrans District 9 went into around-the-clock rotations as they worked against Mother Nature to reopen roads for […]

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Caltrans says U.S. Highway 395 is now fully open all the way to Nevada border

As of 3:00 this afternoon, maintenance crews have fully reopened U.S. Highway 395. It took almost a full week to clear the highway after last week’s snowstorm. Besides lots of snow, there was the added danger of avalanches along U.S. Highway 395. According to Caltrans District 9 Facebook page, Caltrans crews working non-stop finally cleared […]

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U.S. Highway 395 to Remain Closed Through Friday

MONO AND INYO COUNTY — Caltrans has announced that U.S. Highway 395 in Mono County will remain closed through Friday morning. Maintenance crews are working around the clock, plowing, and dropping cinders to manage the storm. On Friday, Caltrans will reassess the road conditions for any sections that might be available to reopen. Southbound U.S. […]

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What is the progress of the Olancha Cartago Four-Lane Project?

What is the progress of the Olancha Cartago Four-Lane Project? [By: Melissa Maddux, Contributor] In 2017, the Olancha/Cartago Four-Lane project moved into the right of way and design phases, said Michael Lingberg, construction public information officer for Caltrans District 9. According to the Caltrans website, construction is set to begin in October of 2021, with […]

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Driving During the Winter Season

BISHOP — Caltrans would like to remind the traveling public to practice caution and be prepared for winter weather throughout Eastern Kern, Inyo, and Mono counties. With winter storms set to arrive beginning tomorrow, motorists need to be ready for whatever conditions the weather may bring. When visiting higher elevations, drivers are reminded to keep […]

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Caltrans Has Closed Tioga Pass/State Route 120 West to the Yosemite National Park Gate for the Winter Season

November 23, 2020 – LEE VINING — Following Yosemite National Park’s closure of Tioga Road, Caltrans has closed its Lee Vining gate on State Route 120 West for the winter season. The gate was originally closed in early November in preparation for a series of snowstorms that blanketed the higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada. State Route […]

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U.S. Highway 395 Now Open from Wildfire Closure | State Route 14 closed | R1 Chain Controls in Mono/Inyo Counties

(November 18, 2020) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE         U.S. Highway 395 Reopens from Wildfire Closure  MONO COUNTY —Caltrans and CHP have reopened U.S. Highway 395 in Mono County from Emigrant Street in Bridgeport to the Nevada State Line. The road was previously closed due to a wildfire in the area that had evacuated the town of […]

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Caltrans Highlights Efforts to Reduce Pedestrian Injury and Death

Caltrans Highlights Efforts to Reduce Pedestrian Injury and Death in Recognition of National Pedestrian Safety Month SACRAMENTO — As the U.S. Department of Transportation establishes October as the first-ever National Pedestrian Safety Month, Caltrans is refining its data-driven programs to enhance pedestrian safety and reduce injury and death on California roadways. Pedestrian deaths have increased […]

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