Pedestrian Safety Project to Begin in Big Pine and Lone Pine

Traffic Advisory 4/9/2021

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 395 and Whitney Portal Road

·      In Big Pine at the intersection of U.S. Highway 395 and W. Crocker Avenue

A Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon, which is a pedestrian-activated, high-frequency flashing light, will be installed at the existing crosswalk at W. Crocker Ave. in Big Pine. As crews will be installing the beacon next week, drivers can expect lane and shoulder closures Monday through Friday.

On Tuesday in Lone Pine, crews will install an Accessible Pedestrian System (APS) to the existing signalized intersection at Whitney Portal Road. The APS will provide audio feedback for pedestrian crossings. No lane closures are expected.

Construction is scheduled to begin in Bishop by the middle of June at these locations:

·      U.S. Highway 395 and E. Elm Street

·      Route 168 W and Edward Street

Drivers 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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For those with sensory disabilities requiring alternate formats (i.e. Braille, large print, sign language interpreter, etc.) and those needing information in a language other than English, please contact Christine Knadler at 760-872-0676 or TTY 711.

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2 Responses to Pedestrian Safety Project to Begin in Big Pine and Lone Pine

  1. Steven T April 17, 2021 at 5:48 am #

    This is great news as our little town of Big Pine is receiving more and more tourists with the proliferation of dining establishments in the last few years along 395.

  2. Sami April 13, 2021 at 10:20 am #

    Good, maybe the flashing lights will catch the attention of the drivers who blow through Big Pine at 50+MPH


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