Caltrans Traffic Advisory for the Week of 8/22/2022 – 8/26/2022
EASTERN KERN, INYO, and MONO COUNTIES – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces the following project work and traffic impacts from these projects for the week of August 22 – August 26, 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.
State Route 58 Thin Blanket – On State Route 58 just west of the junction with California City Boulevard, crews have applied a thin blanket asphalt overlay to a two-mile stretch of the highway. Starting Monday, crews will begin restriping the roadway. The striping operation runs Monday through Thursday from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm, and on Friday from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm. The speed limit will be reduced to 55 miles per hour through the work zone. One lane will be open at all times and drivers can expect delays.
Onyx Utility Work – On State Route 178 W between Easy Street in Onyx and Walker Pass Campground, there will be utility work Monday through Friday from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. There will be one-way traffic control and drivers may experience 20-minute delays.
Inyokern Utility Work – On State Route 178 E from the junction with State Route 14 to Redrock-Inyokern Road, crews will perform utility work Monday through Friday from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. There will be one-way traffic control and drivers may experience 20-minute delays.
Jack Sawyer Road Pole Replacement – On U.S. Highway 395 from Green Creek to Jack Sawyer Road just south of Bridgeport, crews will replace utility poles Monday and Tuesday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. There will be one-way traffic control and drivers may experience 20-minute delays.
Buckeye Road Pole Replacement – On U.S. Highway 395 between Emigrant Street and Buckeye Road just west of Bridgeport, crews will replace a utility pole on Monday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. There will be one-way traffic control and drivers may experience 20-minute delays.
Westgard/Chalfant Thin Blanket – Paving work and shoulder backing operations on the U.S. Highway 6 location from 0.2 miles north of Brown Subdivision Road in Chalfant to Pumice Mill Road will resume on Monday from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm and will continue through Friday. There will be one-way traffic control with a pilot car and traffic signal, and drivers may experience 20-minute delays.
Bishop Utility Work – On State Route 168/West Line Street between Pa-Ha Lane and Tu-Su Lane, crews will replace a utility pole on Tuesday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. There will be one-way traffic control and drivers may experience 20-minute delays.
Projects on the state highway system with minimal or no delays:
Mojave Core Drilling – On State Route 14 between Silver Queen Road and the junction with Business Route 58 in the town of Mojave, crews will be drilling core samples Wednesday and Thursday from 7:00 am to 5:00 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 allow trucks access to deliver material Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Sunland Reservation Road Turn Lane Closure – On U.S. Highway 395 from Warm Springs Road to Schober Lane in Bishop, the southbound shoulder and northbound left turn lane for Sunland Reservation Road will be closed to allow Inyo County crews to pave Sunland Reservation Road. Work is scheduled for Monday through Thursday from 7:00 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 have nearly finished paving the wider shoulders throughout the project. The soldier pile wall just south of the Big Pumice Cut is complete. Walls throughout the project are complete but need to be backfilled with dirt. Crews have shifted their focus to drainage systems and erosion control. Traffic is confined to the innermost 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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