Caltrans Traffic Advisory for the Week of 5/16/2022 – 5/20/2022
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces the following project work and traffic impacts from these projects for the week of May 16 – May 20, 2022.
Eastern Kern County
Rosamond-Mojave Rehabilitation Project – On State Route 14 between the towns of Rosamond and Mojave, crews are continuing to work toward a full reopening of the highway. Over the next few weeks:
- Both northbound lanes will remain open.
- The inside southbound lane will remain closed and portioned off by K-rail.
- All ramps through the project area are open, including the northbound ramps for Dawn Road.
Caltrans and the contractor are reviewing the project to confirm that all completed work is up to state standards and specifications prior to a full reopening.
The speed limit remains 55 miles per hour through the construction zone.
State Route 178 Utility Work – On State Route 178, utility crews will be drilling and plowing on the side of the highway Monday through Friday from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm at two locations:
- Between Easy Street and the end of the Canebrake Creek Bridge.
- Between the junction of State Route 14 and Airport Road in Inyokern
Drivers may experience delays of up to 20 minutes.
Chalfant Valley Striping Operation – On U.S. Highway 6 about 2.4 miles north of Chalfant Road, crews will be striping the highway on Thursday from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. There will be one-way traffic control and drivers may experience delays of up to 10 minutes.
Westgard Shoulder Protection – On State Route 168 E between White Mountain Road and 4.8 miles east over Westgard Pass, crews will be installing shoulder enhancements Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 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:
Keene Road Crack Seal Operation – On State Route 58 between Keene Road and the junction with State Route 202 in Tehachapi, there will be a crack seal operation on the eastbound lanes Wednesday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Ridgecrest Pavement Repair – On State Route 178 between Ridgecrest Boulevard and South Gateway Boulevard, crews will be repairing pavement on the westbound lanes Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Olancha Shoulder Closures – On U.S. Highway 395 at the junction with State Route 190 in Olancha, there will be intermittent shoulder closures to help trucks deliver material Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Inyo Digouts – On U.S. Highway 395 in two locations, crews will remove and repave failing asphalt Tuesday through Thursday from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm, and on Friday from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm. The two locations on U.S. Highway 395 are:
- from South Street to the junction with U.S. Highway 6 in Bishop
- from roughly three miles south of Little Lake to two miles north of Cinder Road
One lane will be closed in each direction during construction. The paving operations in Bishop are anticipated to conclude by Tuesday with striping operations scheduled for June.
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 and adding guardrail. Crews are laying Hot Mix Asphalt to widen shoulders. 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/lGzLQy56KEg.
Mono Chain-up Area Striping Operation – On U.S. Highway 395, crews will perform striping operations in five Mono County locations on Thursday and Friday from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. These locations are:
- 2.7 miles south of Lower Rock Creek Road on the northbound lanes
- 0.3 miles north of Rock Creek Road on the northbound lanes
- 0.8 miles north of the southbound off-ramp for State Route 203
- 0.2 miles south of the northbound off-ramp for State Route 203
- 0.1 miles south of the junction with State Route 270/Bodie Road
The Rosamond-Mojave Rehabilitation, Inyo Digouts and Westgard Shoulder Protection projects 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 http://rebuildingca.ca.
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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