The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces the following project work and traffic impacts from these projects for the week of July 18 – July 22, 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.
Tour of the California Alps – The Tour of the California Alps bicycle race will begin on Saturday, July 16. State Route 89/Monitor Pass will be closed from the junction with State Route 4 to the junction with U.S. Highway 395 from 5:00 am to Noon.
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 Utility Work – On State Route 178 E between Drummond Avenue and Ward Avenue, there will be utility work on Thursday from 8:00 am to 10:00 am.
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.
See-Vee Lane Utility Work – On State Route 168 W (West Line Street) between Tu-Su Lane and See-Vee Lane in Bishop, there will be utility work on Monday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Brockman Lane Utility Work – On U.S. Highway 395 between Barlow Lane and Brockman Lane in Bishop, there will be utility work on Tuesday from 8:00 am to 4:00 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 have finished altering the large slopes and will shift their focus to paving wider shoulders throughout the project. The soldier pile wall just south of the Big Pumice Cut is nearly complete. 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 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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