Traffic Advisory for the Week of 9/27/2021 – 10/1/2021

Press Release

EASTERN KERN, 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 September 27 – October 1, 2021.
Eastern Kern County:
·        Rosamond-Mojave Rehabilitation Project – On State Route 14, all traffic has shifted to the newly constructed southbound lanes. Crews are placing Hot Mix Asphalt on the northbound lanes. During this phase of the project:
o  The southbound on- and off-ramps for Dawn Road, Backus Road, and Silver Queen Road have reopened.
o  The northbound on- and off-ramps for Dawn Road, Backus Road, and Silver Queen Road are closed until further notice. A temporary on-ramp for Silver Queen Road is available.
o  The speed limit is 55 miles per hour through the construction zone. For more information, email [email protected].
·        Walker Pass Guardrail Work – On State Route 178 W between 0.3 miles west of Jacks Creek Road and Walker Pass Campground, 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.
·        Freeman Gulch Striping – On State Route 14 between Cow Heaven Canyon Road and Shurite Road north of Red Rock Canyon State Park, crews will perform a striping operation in preparation for the Freeman Chip Seal project. Work is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm. There will be one-way traffic control and drivers may experience delays of up to 10 minutes.
·        Johannesburg End Treatments ­– On U.S. Highway 395 between Sutter Street and Redrock-Randsburg Road on the north side of Johannesburg, 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.
Inyo County:
·        Furnace Creek Thin Blanket – On State Route 190 in Death Valley National Park between Badwater Road and Dante’s View Road, crews will perform a paving operation Monday through Thursday from 7:00 am to 7:00 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 County:
·        Mono Chain-up Areas – On U.S. Highway 6 about 2.4 miles north of Chalfant Road, crews will be replacing a culvert. Work is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm. There will be one-way traffic control and drivers may experience delays of up to 20 minutes.
·        Tioga Pass Utility Work – On State Route 120 W between the Lee Vining Ranger station and the junction with U.S. Highway 395, crews will be replacing utility poles on Monday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. There will be one-way traffic control and drivers may experience delays of up to 10 minutes.
Projects on the state highway system with minimal or no delays:
Eastern Kern County:
·        Coyote Trail Guardrail – On U.S. Highway 395 near Coyote Trail Avenue in Bradys, 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.
·        Clay Mine Road Utility Work – On State Route 58 between 1.2 miles west of Clay Mine Road and the eastbound Clay Mine Road ramp near North Edwards, crews will be performing utility work Monday through Friday from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.
·        Hart Flat Railroad Cleanup – On State Route 58 between 1.2 miles west of Hart Flat Road and Hart Flat Road at Exit 137 west of Tehachapi, crews will be cleaning up a railroad derailment. The westbound outside lane will be closed Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.
·        State Route 58 Sign Work – On State Route 58 between Broome Road and Keene Road west of Tehachapi, crews will be performing sign work on Tuesday from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. There will also be sign work at the junction with Business Route 58 on Wednesday from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.
·        Cameron Canyon Pavement Work – On State Route 58 between Cameron Canyon Road and the truck scale house east of Tehachapi, crews will be performing paving work on the outside lane on Thursday from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm.
·        Inyokern Utility Pole Replacement – On State Route 178, utility crews will be removing and replacing utility poles between North Everett Street and Strecker Street, just east of Inyokern, on Thursday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.
·        Kern County End Treatments – On State Route 14, crews will be repairing guardrail Monday through Thursday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, and on Friday from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm in the following locations:
o  Between Water Canyon Road and Jawbone Canyon Road
o  Between one mile south of Pine Tree Canyon Road and Pine Tree Canyon Road
o  Between one mile south of Redrock Randsburg Road and Redrock Randsburg Road
o  Between Athel Road and the junction with U.S. Highway 395
o  Between Redrock Randsburg Road and the southern boundary of Red Rock Canyon State Park
o  Freeman Gulch between two miles south of the junction with State Route 178 W and the junction with State Route 178 W
Crews will perform guardrail work on U.S. Highway 395 in the following locations:
o  Between two miles south of Bowman Road and 0.75 miles north of Bowman Road.
o  About three miles north of Johannesburg
·        Ridgecrest Sidewalks – On State Route 178 E between West Reeves Avenue and Silver Ridge Avenue in Ridgecrest, crews will be repairing sidewalks Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Inyo County:
·        Olancha Driveway Construction – On U.S. Highway 395 between School Road and the junction with State Route 190 in Olancha, crews will be constructing a driveway Monday and Tuesday 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 – On U.S. Highway 395 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, crews will begin guardrail work on both ramps. Work is scheduled for Monday through Friday from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm.
·        Mammoth Lakes Bus Shelter Construction – On State Route 203 between Manzanita Road and Center Street in the town of Mammoth Lakes, the outside westbound lane will be closed for the construction of a bus shelter Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
·        Crestview Shoulder Work – On U.S. Highway 395 from the junction with State Route 203 to the Crestview Safety Roadside Rest Area, crews will be performing shoulder work Monday through Thursday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.
·        Bridgeport Utility Work – On U.S. Highway 395 between Huggans Lane and Green Creek Road south of Bridgeport, crews will be replacing utility poles on Monday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.
·        Mono Chain-up Areas – On U.S. Highway 395 just south of State Route 270/Bodie Road, crews will be performing shoulder work Monday through Thursday from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm, and on Friday from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm.
The Rosamond-Mojave Rehabilitation project and Furnace Creek 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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