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Horrible crash almost kills two CHP officers in Stockton Area | Three victims tragically killed in fiery crash

(Note: Sierra Wave News wanted to share this horrendous accident with our listeners and readers that happened yesterday, March 23, 2021, in the San Joaquin Valley. It is a reminder of  just how dangerous the job of our California Highway Patrol Officers can be. Our state’s highways are very dangerous places to make emergency stops. […]

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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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Caltrans Resumes Trash Removal on the State Highway System

[CalTrans Press Release June 16, 2010] BISHOP – Caltrans announced today, Tuesday, June 16, it is resuming litter pickup and trash removal along the California State Highway System following a temporary suspension due to COVID-19. Since the stoppage on trash removal, litter continued to accumulate along the beautiful highways of the Eastern Sierra, even with […]

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Cal Trans Announces Closure of Mountain Passes And Crestview Safety Roadside Rest Area

State of California • Department of Transportation __________________________________________________________ NEWS RELEASE Date: November 26, 2019 District: 9- Bishop FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MONO COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) would like to alert the traveling public of today’s closures in Mono County. An impending winter storm is expected to drop between one and three feet of snow […]

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Letter to the Editor: Impact ‘devastating’ for Cartago, Olancha

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Submitted by Andre Long Regarding Deb Murphy’s recent article on Olancha (http://sierrawave.net/olancha-cartago-the-gateway-to-the-sierra-nevadas/), here is the stone cold truth about the subject: Caltrans has completely disregarded the wishes of the Olancha community from the very beginning of this project.  Why else would they construct a 50-acre open pit material mine and asphalt plant […]

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Olancha, Cartago: ‘The Gateway to the Sierra Nevadas’

By Deb Murphy A four-lane version of U.S. Hwy. 395 may by-pass Olancha and Cartago some time in the future, but CalTrans won’t leave the little communities in the lurch. The future of both was outlined at Tuesday’s Inyo Board of Supervisors’ meeting by James Powell of Alta Planning and Design. Olancha/Cartago will be re-branded […]

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Caltrans to enhance stop signs at Wye Rd. and Highway 6

By Deb Murphy You’d think folks didn’t realize those bright red octagons at the intersection of Wye Road and U.S. Highway 6 meant what they said—“stop”. When Grocery Outlet owner Dennis Freundt gave his business report at last month’s Bishop City Council meeting, he mentioned the seven car crashes near the store. It’s gotten to […]

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Motorists urged to drive with caution, beware of wildlife

Caltrans press release BISHOP – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) reminds drivers to be alert of wildlife along roadways throughout Inyo, Mono, and Kern counties. The Eastern Sierra and Eastern Kern County are home to a wide variety of animals – including wild deer and horses in the north, bears and antelope in the […]

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Caltrans lane closures for week of July 29

From Caltrans Lane Closure Report for the week of 7/29/19 – 8/2/19  Inyo, Mono & Eastern Kern Counties – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) would like to alert the traveling public to be careful of workers on the highway, to Be Work Zone Alert and Move Over where possible. The scheduled lane closures for […]

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Caltrans lane closures for week of July 22

Lane Closure Report for the week of 7/22/19 – 7/26/19 Inyo, Mono & Eastern Kern Counties – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) would like to alert the traveling public to be careful of workers on the highway, to Be Work Zone Alert and Move Over where possible. The scheduled lane closures for the week […]

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