The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces the following project work and traffic impacts from these projects for the week of June 6 – June 10, 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.
- 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 Pine Nut Road, crews will be crossing utility wire over the highway Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm. There will be one one-way traffic control and drivers may experience delays of up to 20 minutes.
Lee Vining Core Drilling – On U.S. Highway 395 between Test Station Road and Picnic Grounds Road, crews will be core drilling pavement on Tuesday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. There will be one-way traffic control on the north end of Lee Vining and drivers may experience delays of up to 10 minutes.
Mono Mills Chip Seal Project – On State Route 120E/Mono Mills Road between one mile east of Test Station Road to 0.2 miles east of Pilot Springs Road, crews will be applying a chip seal to preserve the roadway surface 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.
June Lake Pavement Marking – On State Route 158 (June Lake Loop) between Lakeview Drive and Gull Lake Road, crews will be marking the pavement on Wednesday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. There will be one-way traffic control and drivers may experience delays of up to five 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:
Eastern Kern County
Tehachapi Utility Work – On Start Route 202 near Cummings Valley Road, crews will be doing utility work on the shoulder Monday through Thursday. On Monday and Tuesday, crews will work 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. On Wednesday, crews will start at 11:00 pm and work until 4:30 pm on Thursday.
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 near Little Lake, crews will grind rumble strip on Wednesday from 7:00 am to 6:00 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. 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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