Caltrans Traffic Advisory for the Week of 5/23/2022 – 5/27/2022
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces the following project work and traffic impacts from these projects for the week of May 23– May 27, 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.
Tioga Pass Bridge Inspection – On State Route 120 W between the Ellery Lake Dam and 1.5 miles east, crews will be inspecting bridges on Wednesday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. There will be one-way traffic control and drivers may experience delays of up to 10 minutes.
Conway Summit Drainage Cleaning – On U.S. Highway 395 from Virginia Lakes Road to the junction with State Route 270/Bodie Road, crews will be cleaning drainage on the northbound lanes on Wednesday from 7:30 am to 4:00 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 Sign Work – On State Route 58 between Broome Road and Keene Road west of Tehachapi, there will be sign work on the westbound lanes on Tuesday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Ridgecrest Traffic Signal Work – On State Route 178 between 0.5 miles west of Jacks Ranch Road to 0.5 miles west, there will be traffic signal work Monday through Friday from 6:00 am to 4:30 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, crews will remove and repave failing asphalt near Little Lake Tuesday through Thursday from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm, and on Friday from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm. Paving operations for the Bishop portion of the project have concluded. A restriping of the project area is scheduled for June.
Bishop Utility Work – On U.S. Highway 6 between the junction with U.S. Highway 395 and Wye Road, there will be utility work on Tuesday from 10:00 pm to midnight.
Bishop Overnight Work – On U.S. Highway 395 between Schober Lane and the junction with U.S. Highway 6, there will be overnight utility work Tuesday and Wednesday from 11:45 pm to 6:00 am.
Line Street Overnight Work – On State Route 168W/West Line Street between Pioneer Lane and the junction with U.S. Highway 395/Main Street in Bishop, there will be overnight utility work on Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am.
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.
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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