Traffic Advisory for the Week of 8/23/2021 – 8/27/2021

PRESS RELEASE
Date:      Friday, August 20, 2021
District: 9 – Eastern Kern, Inyo, and Mono Counties
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Traffic Advisory for the Week of 8/23/2021 – 8/27/2021
EASTERN KER,  INYO, and MONO COUNTIES – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces the following project work and traffic impacts from these projects for the week of August 23 – August 27, 2021.
Eastern Kern County:
Rosamond-Mojave Rehabilitation Project – On State Route 14, the newly paved southbound outside lane will reopen to traffic through the project area late Friday, August 20. The outside northbound lane will remain open for the next week in preparation for the full traffic switch to the southbound lanes.
o  The southbound on- and off-ramps for Dawn Road, Backus Road, and Silver Queen Road will reopen.
o  The inside northbound and southbound lanes will remain closed while crews move K-rail into place. Once the K-rail is in place for the full switch to traffic on the southbound lanes, the northbound on- and off-ramps for Dawn Road, Backus Road, and Silver Queen Road will close until further notice.
o  The speed limit is 55 miles per hour through the construction zone. For more information, email [email protected].
Weldon Utility Work – On State Route 178 W near the town of Weldon between Kelso Creek Road and Doyle Ranch Road, crews will be performing utility work from Monday through Thursday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, and on Friday from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. There will be one-way traffic control and drivers may experience delays of up to 20 minutes.
Tehachapi Guardrail Work – On State Route 202 between the western Cummings Valley Road intersection and the eastern Cummings Valley Road intersection, crews will be performing guardrail work Monday through Thursday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, and on Friday from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. There will be one-way traffic control, and drivers may experience delays of up to 20 minutes.
Johannesburg End Treatments – On U.S. Highway 395 between Johannesburg and Redrock-Randsburg Road, crews will be performing guardrail work Monday through Thursday from 7:00 am to 5:00, and on Friday from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. There will be one-way traffic control and drivers may experience delays of up to 20 minutes.
Inyo County:
State Route 178 E Sweeping – On State Route 178 E, there will be a single lane closure that begins three miles west of the Nevada State Line and extends into the state of Nevada. On the California side, crews will be performing a road sweeping operation while crews in Nevada will be laying down chip seal and fog seal on Nevada 372. There will be one-way traffic control through the work area Monday to Friday from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. Drivers may experience delays of up to 20 minutes.
Mono County:
Sandhouse Thin Blanket – On U.S. Highway 395 from the south junction of State Route 158 (June Lake Loop) to W. Portal Road, crews will be performing smoothness grinding operations, installation of new guardrail and water runoff work Monday to Thursday from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm and on Friday from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm. There will be intermittent lane closures and drivers may experience delays of up to 10 minutes.
Chalfant Chain-up Area – On U.S. Highway 6 about 2.4 miles north of Chalfant Valley, crews will be constructing a new 500-foot chain control turnout Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. There will be one-way traffic control and drivers may experience delays of up to 20 minutes.
June Lake Loop Paving Operation – On State Route 158 (June Lake Loop), from the winter closer gate on the south side of Silver Lake to the north junction with U.S. Highway 395, crews will be performing a paving operation Tuesday through Thursday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, and on Friday from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. There will be one-way traffic control and drivers may experience delays of up to 20 minutes.
Mono Lake Thin Blanket – On U.S. Highway 395 between Picnic Ground Road and Cemetery Road north of Lee Vining, crews have completed preparation work for paving. This project will continue with paving, shoulder and striping work beginning Monday, August 23 through Friday from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm. There will be one-way traffic control with a pilot car. Drivers may experience delays of up to 20 minutes.
U.S. Highway 395 Tree Work – On U.S. Highway 395 between the junction with State Route 89/Monitor Pass and one mile north, crews will be performing tree work Monday and Tuesday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. There will be one-way traffic control and drivers may experience delays of up to 20 minutes.
Projects on the state highway system with minimal or no delays:
Eastern Kern County:
Jawbone End Treatments – On State Route 14 in Jawbone Canyon Wash, between Jawbone Canyon Road and Rogers Road, crews will be performing guardrail work Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.
State Route 178 E – Utility work between North Brady Street and North Guam Street in Ridgecrest on Monday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.
State Route 178 E – Pothole maintenance at Jacks Ranch Road in Ridgecrest Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Inyo County:
U.S. Highway 395 – South of Olancha between Sage Flats Road and North Haiwee Road, crews will be performing guardrail work Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.
U.S. Highway 395 – Driveway construction in Olancha between School Road and the junction with State Route 190, Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Mono County:
North Sherwin Shoulders ­– On U.S. Highway 395, from 2.4 miles south of Lower Rock Creek Road to 0.3 miles north of Lower Rock Creek Road, crews are widening the shoulders, upgrading drainage, installing skip rumble strips, adding guardrail, and erecting retaining walls to prevent disturbance of surrounding vegetation. Traffic is confined to the inner-most lanes by K-Rail and delineators until further notice. There is a bicycle detour on Lower Rock Creek Road. The speed limit is 55 miles per hour through the work zone. For more information about this project, watch this Caltrans District 9 NewsDash on YouTube at https://youtu.be/Pdh5EV6MOE4.
Crowley Lake Erosion Control – Shoulder work from 0.3 miles south of ­the South Landing Road exit near Crowley Lake to the South Landing Road exit, and on the northbound South Landing Road exit, Monday to Friday from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Mono Chain-up Areas – Crews will be performing shoulder work for the Mono Chain-up Areas project in the following locations along U.S. Highway 395:
o  0.8 miles north of the southbound offramp for State Route 203
o  0.2 miles south of the northbound offramp for State Route 203
Work in these locations is scheduled for Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Obsidian End Treatments – On U.S. Highway 395 between Deadman Creek Road and Obsidian Dome Road, crews will be performing guardrail work Tuesday through Friday from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm.
The Rosamond-Mojave Rehabilitation project and the Mono Lake Thin Blanket are funded by SB 1, which provides $5 billion in transportation funding annually split between the state and local agencies. Road projects progress through construction phases more quickly based on the availability of SB 1 funds, including projects that are partially funded by SB 1. For more information about other transportation projects funded by SB 1, visit www.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!
Work schedules are subject to change due to traffic incidents, weather, availability of equipment and/or materials, and/or construction-related issues.
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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 760-937-7217 or TTY 711.
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