Caltrans Traffic Advisory for the Week of 7/11/2022 – 7/15/2022
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces the following project work and traffic impacts from these projects for the week of July 11 – July 15, 2022.
Eastern Kern County
Rosamond-Mojave Rehabilitation Project – On State Route 14 between the towns of Rosamond and Mojave, crews are continuing to work on the inside southbound lane. All other lanes and ramps through the project area are open. The speed limit through the construction zone remains 55 miles per hour.
Oasis Utility Work – On State Route 168 E between Gilbert Pass Summit and Oasis Road east of Deep Springs Valley, there will be utility work on Wednesday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. There will be one-way traffic control and drivers may experience delays of up to 20 minutes.
Mono Mills Chip Seal Project – On State Route 120 E (Mono Mills Road) between one mile east of Test Station Road to 0.2 miles east of Pilot Springs Road, crews will be striping the roadway Monday through Friday overnight from 7:00 pm to 7:00 am. There will be one-way traffic control and drivers may experience delays of up to 10 minutes.
June Lake Loop Pavement Work – On State Route 158 (June Lake Loop) between Big Rock Road and Gull Lake Road, crews will be installing crosswalks on Wednesday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. There will be one-way traffic control and drivers may experience delays of up to five minutes.
Projects on the state highway system with minimal or no delays:
Red Rock Canyon Guardrail Work – On State Route 14 between Iron Canyon Road and Abbott Drive in Red Rock Canyon State Park, crews will repair guardrail on the southbound lanes Tuesday through Thursday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, and on Friday from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Ridgecrest Signal Work – On State Route 178 E at the intersection with Drummond Avenue, there will be traffic signal work on Tuesday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Jack’s Ranch Road Utility Work – On State Route 178 E between Jack’s Ranch Road and Herbert Street in Ridgecrest, there will be utility work overnight starting at 6:00 pm on Wednesday through 6:00 am on Thursday.
China Lake Utility Work – On State Route 178 E between Triangle Drive and the north entrance gate to China Lake Naval Base in Ridgecrest, there will be utility work on Tuesday from 7:30 am to 4:00 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.
Badwater 135 Ultramarathon – The Badwater 135 Ultramarathon will begin on Monday in Inyo County. Runners in this event will start at Badwater Basin in Death Valley National Park and will end at the Mt. Whitney Portal. The following state highways will be affected Monday through Wednesday, 24 hours a day:
- State Route 190 from just east of Furnace Creek to the junction of State Route 136.
- State Route 136 from its junction with State Route 190 to its junction with U.S. 395.
- U.S. 395 from the junction of State Route 136 to Whitney Portal Road.
There are no lane or highway closures planned for this event. Drivers who encounter runners on the side of the road are asked to slow down, give them space, and wait for an opportunity to safely pass them.
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.
Mammoth Mountain Tree Work – On State Route 203 between the Madera/Mono county line and the Mammoth Lakes Earthquake Fault, crews will be clearing vegetation in preparation for fire season Tuesday through Friday from 5:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Glass Creek Shoulder Work – On U.S. Highway 395 between Glass Creek Road and Pumice Mine Road, there will be shoulder work Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.
Lee Vining Utility Work – On U.S. Highway 395 between the junction with State Route 120 W and Lee Vining Avenue, there will be utility work Wednesday and Thursday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.
The Rosamond-Mojave Rehabilitation Project is 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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