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 29 – September 2, 2022.
Eastern Kern County
Rosamond-Mojave Rehabilitation Project – On State Route 14 between the towns of Rosamond and Mojave, work has concluded on the inside southbound lane. Crews are scheduled to remove the K-rail on the southbound lanes from Monday, August 29 to Thursday, September 1. Striping will begin on Friday, September 2 from north to south. All other lanes and ramps through the project area are open. The speed limit through the construction zone remains 55 miles per hour.
Backus Road Crack Seal Operation – On State Route 14 at the southbound Backus Road off-ramp between the towns of Rosamond and Mojave, crews will perform a crack seal operation on Wednesday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Drivers may experience 5-minute delays.
Canebrake Utility Work – On State Route 178 W between Rhett Drive 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.
Onyx Utility Work – On State Route 178 from 0.5 miles west of Oliver Lane to 0.5 miles east, there will be utility work on Wednesday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. There will be one-way traffic control and drivers may experience 10-minute delays.
Mojave Guardrail Repair – On State Route 58 just north of the town of Mojave, the eastbound off-ramp at Exit 165 will be closed while crews repair guardrail on Wednesday and Thursday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.
Broome Road Traffic Breaks – On State Route 58 about two miles east of Broome Road, there will be intermittent traffic breaks to assist crews pulling utility wires across the highway on Thursday from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. Drivers may experience 5-minute delays.
Smoky Bear Flat Thin Blanket – On the southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 395 from the junction with State Route 203 to 1.2 miles north of Glass Creek Road, crews will place a thin blanket asphalt overlay and repair structural sections of the highway Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. One lane will be open at all times. The speed limit will be reduced to 55 miles per hour through the construction zone.
Lee Vining Traffic Breaks – On U.S. Highway 395 between Pumice Road and Lee Vining Avenue, there will be traffic breaks to allow crews to cross utility wires across the highway. Work is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. Drivers may experience 20-minute delays.
State Route 182 Thin Blanket – On State Route 182 from Masonic Road to the Nevada State Line north of Bridgeport, crews will place a thin blanket asphalt overlay and repair structural sections of the highway Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. There will be one-way traffic control with a pilot car, 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, there will be shoulder work Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. There will be one-way traffic control and drivers may experience 10-minute delays.
Westgard/Chalfant Thin Blanket – Crews will perform overnight work in the following locations on U.S. Highway 6 and State Route 168 E:
- On U.S. Highway 6 from 0.2 miles north of Brown Subdivision Road in Chalfant to Pumice Mill Road, crews will grind rumble strips and stripe the roadway.
- On State Route 168 E from 1.3 miles west of White Mountain Road to 1.7 miles east of White Mountain Road, crews will apply a thin blanket asphalt overlay and repair structural sections of the highway.
Work is scheduled from 8:00 pm to 8:00 am Sunday through Friday in both locations. There will be one-way traffic control and drivers may experience 20-minute delays.
Laws Utility Work – On U.S. Highway 6 between Five Bridges Road and Silver Canyon Road, there will be utility work on Tuesday from 6:00 am to noon. 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:
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. Walls throughout the project are complete and have been 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.
Mammoth Lakes Utility Work – On the westbound lanes of State Route 203 between Center Street and Mammoth Scenic Loop, there will be utility work on Tuesday from 9:00 am to noon.
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.
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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