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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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UPDATE: The 2nd Phone-Internet Outage Last Week on Thursday, Aug. 27, Explained

After finding out why so many  local  residents, visitors, local businesses, government offices, and others lost their mobile phone and Internet outage on, first, Tuesday, August 25th (See UPDATE Aug. 27, 2020: Explanation August 25the Outage…), only for it to happen again a second time, two days later, Sierra Wave went looking for the cause […]

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Caltrans Lane Closure Report, Week of 6/8– 6/12 for Inyo, Mono & Eastern Kern Counties

Special Note on June Lake Loop: May 2020 Work Accomplished: Multiple culverts have been installed and the road widening has started. The survey crew were able to establish control and have set clearing limits for the construction project. In-stream dewatering was completed for two large culverts; one to be repaired and the other replaced. Crews […]

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Full Closure of US Route 395 at State Route 58 (Kramer Junction) for 5 days

Full Closure on US Route 395 at State Route 58 (Kramer Junction) SAN BERNARDINO – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in partnership with Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railroad, will be closing US Route 395 (US-395) at Kramer Junction for five days to allow BNSF workers to replace concrete panels, rails and re-ballast the tracks […]

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CHP Says to Slow Down…You Move Too Fast!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  April 22, 2020 Less Highway Congestion During Stay-At-Home Orders Not a License to Speed CHP Citations Jump by 87% for Violators Speeding More Than 100 mph  SACRAMENTO — Caltrans announced today a joint effort with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to urge drivers in […]

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OLANCHA-CARTAGO 4-LANE PROJECT UPDATE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   INYO COUNTY — Caltrans is in the final stages of design and right-of-way acquisition for the Olancha-Cartago 4-Lane project. The project will upgrade 12.6 miles of the current two-lane highway to a four-lane access-controlled expressway. The new alignment will begin four miles south of Olancha to four miles north of Cartago and […]

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