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Eastern Sierra News for June 19, 2024

 

 

 

 

Date: May 30, 2024
District: 9 – Eastern Kern, Inyo, and Mono counties
Contact: Michael Lingberg
Phone: (760) 920-0280

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Traffic Advisory for the Week of 6/3/2024 – 6/7/2024

EASTERN KERN, INYO, and MONO COUNTIES – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces the following project work and traffic impacts for the week of June 3 – June 7.

Work schedules are subject to change due to traffic incidents, weather, availability of equipment and/or materials, and/or construction-related issues.

New Traffic Impacts

Eastern Kern County

  • Tehachapi Valley Traffic Break – On State Route 58 between Tehachapi Boulevard and Sand Canyon Road near Tehachapi, there will be an overnight traffic break to allow crews to pull wires across the highway. Work is scheduled Monday from 11:00 pm to 2:00 am. Drivers may experience brief delays.
  • Mojave Traffic Break – On State Route 14 from the junction with State Route 58 to the northern junction with Business Route 58, there will be traffic breaks to assist utility crews crossing wires over the road. Work is scheduled Wednesday from 6:00 am to 10:00 am. Drivers may experience brief delays.
  • Ridgecrest Traffic Break – On State Route 178 E between S. Broadway Street and S. Richmond Road, there will be traffic breaks to allow utility crews to cross wires over the road. Work is scheduled Tuesday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Drivers may experience brief delays.
  • Ridgecrest Utility Work – On State Route 178 E between S. Broadway Street and S. Richmond Road, there will be utility work on the shoulders Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.
  • Rosamond Boulevard Overcrossing Work – On the Rosamond Boulevard overcrossing north of Edwards Air Force Base on State Route 58, construction crews will work in the shoulders Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm. There will be intermittent lane closures and drivers may experience short delays.

Inyo County

• State Route 168 Bike and Pedestrian Improvements Project – On State Route 168 W (West Line Street) between Sunland Drive and Pioneer Lane in Bishop, the westbound shoulder will close while crews work on curbs and pedestrian ramps Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Ongoing Traffic Impacts

Eastern Kern County

  • Ridgecrest Sewer Replacement – On State Route 178 E between French Avenue and Gemstone Street, crews continue to restore the pavement Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. There will be intermittent lane closures. Detours will be available. Drivers could experience brief delays.

Inyo County

  • Olancha-Cartago Traffic Switches – There are two traffic switches on U.S. 395 for the Olancho-Cartago project. At the south end of the project area, there is a traffic switch between Sage Flats Road and N Haiwee Road. At the northern end of the project area, there is a traffic switch north of Cartago. The speed limit is reduced to 45 MPH through the new alignments for driver safety. Drivers may experience short delays.
  • Olancha Shoulder Closures – On U.S. 395 at the junction with State Route 190 in Olancha, there will be intermittent shoulder closures to allow trucks access to deliver material Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • Mule Days Parade – The city of Bishop is holding its annual Mule Days parade on Saturday, May 25 on Main Street (U.S. 395) at 10:00 am. Detours at Mandich Street and See Vee Lane will be in place from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Drivers are reminded to slow down on local roads and follow the detour signs to get around the closure.

Mono County

  • Sonora Junction Shoulders Project – On U.S. 395 between Burcham Flat Road and Sonora Junction, there will be one-way traffic control as work continues on the Sonora Junction Shoulders Project. Work is scheduled from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday through Thursday, and 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Friday. Drivers may encounter 20-minute delays.

The $16.8 million Sonora Junction Shoulders Project was funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 (IIJA) – also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Under IIJA, California will receive an estimated $41.9 billion over five years. IIJA provides significant funding to rebuild California’s transportation system, including support to improve roadways, bridges, freight projects, public transportation, infrastructure safety enhancements, and to increase infrastructure resiliency to the impacts of severe weather and climate change. For more information about IIJA, visit https://rebuildingca.ca.gov/iija-by-the-numbers.

Find out how California is building for a better tomorrow by visiting build.ca.gov and rebuildingca.ca.gov.

Travelers 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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