Caltrans Traffic Advisory for the Week of 5/31/2022 – 6/3/2022
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces the following project work and traffic impacts from these projects for the week of May 31 – June 3, 2022.
There will be no road work on Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.
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.
- Both northbound lanes are open.
- Work has resumed on the inside southbound lane.
- All ramps through the project area are open.
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.
Walker Utility Work – On U.S. Highway 395 between Eastside Lane and Mill Creek Drive, crews will be crossing utility wire over the highway Tuesday through Friday from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm. There will be one one-way traffic control and drivers may experience delays of up to 20 minutes.
Walker Canyon Rockslide Removal – On U.S. Highway 395 near the Shingle Mill Picnic Area south of the town of Walker, crews will be removing debris from a rockslide Tuesday through Friday 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.
Mule Days Parade – On U.S. Highway 395/Main Street in Bishop between Mandich Street and Wye Road, the Mule Days Parade will return on Saturday, May 28 from 9:00 am to noon. The detours for northbound and southbound travelers on U.S. Highway 395 will be:
- Northbound travelers will turn left onto Mandich Street, right on Sunland Drive, left on State Route 168W/West Line Street, right on North Barlow Lane and left on U.S. Highway 395.
- Southbound travelers will turn right onto North Barlow Lane, left on State Route 168 W/West Line Street, right on Sunland Drive, left on Bishop/Sunland Reservation Road and right on U.S. Highway 395.
The detours for U.S. Highway 6 will be:
- Northbound travelers will turn left from U.S. Highway 395 onto Mandich Street, right on Sunland Drive, left on State Route 168W/West Line Street, right on North Barlow Lane, right on U.S. Highway 395 and then left on Wye Road.
- Southbound travelers will turn right on Wye Road, merge with U.S. Highway 395, turn left on North See Vee Lane, left on State Route 168 W/West Line Street, right on Sunland Drive, left on Bishop/Sunland Reservation Road and right on U.S. Highway 395.
Projects on the state highway system with minimal or no delays:
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 Bishop and near Little Lake, crews will be striping the highway in the spots where failing asphalt was removed and repaved. All paving operations for this project are complete.
Death Valley Utility Work – On State Route 190 between The Pads Campground and 7.1 miles west of Death Valley Junction, there will be utility work Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
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.
Mammoth Lakes Pavement Marking – On State Route 203 between Old Mammoth Road and the junction with U.S. Highway 395, crews will be marking the pavement Tuesday and Wednesday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.
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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