Traffic Advisory for the Week of 8/30/2021 – 9/3/2021
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 30 – September 3, 2021.
Cartago Traffic Break – On U.S. Highway 395 from 0.5 miles south of Cartago to 2.5 miles north of Cartago, there will be rolling traffic breaks to allow trucks to deliver material for pole replacements. The traffic breaks are scheduled for Monday through Friday at 7:00 am. Drivers may experience delays of up to five minutes.
Pedestrian Safety Project – In Bishop, crews will be performing electrical work at the following locations:
o State Route 168 W (West Line Street) between Home Street and Fowler Street, Monday through Friday overnight from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am.
o State Route 168 W (West Line Street) at the intersection with northbound Edwards Street, Monday through Friday overnight from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am.
o U.S. Highway 395 (Main Street) between East Pine Street and Park Avenue, Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.
o U.S. Highway 395 (Main Street) at the intersection with eastbound East Elm Street, Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.
There will be intermittent lane closures. Westbound traffic on Elm Street will be diverted onto Central Street.
Grant Lake Thin Blanket – On State Route 158 (June Lake Loop), from the winter closer gate on the south side of Silver Lake to the north junction with U.S. Highway 395, crews will be performing a paving operation Tuesday through Thursday from 7:00 am to 6:00 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.
Mono Lake Thin Blanket – On U.S. Highway 395 between Picnic Grounds Road and Cemetery Road north of Lee Vining, crews will perform paving and shoulder work Monday through Friday from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm. There will be one-way traffic control with a pilot car. Drivers may experience delays of up to 20 minutes.
Projects on the state highway system with minimal or no delays:
U.S. Highway 395 – South of Olancha between Sage Flats Road and North Haiwee Road, crews will be performing guardrail work Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.
U.S. Highway 395 – Driveway construction in Olancha between School Road and the junction with State Route 190, Monday through Thursday from 7:00 am to 5:00 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, adding guardrail, and erecting retaining walls to prevent disturbance of surrounding vegetation. 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/Pdh5EV6MOE4.
Crowley Lake Erosion Control – Shoulder work from 0.3 miles south of the South Landing Road exit near Crowley Lake to the South Landing Road exit, and on the northbound South Landing Road exit, Monday to Friday from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Mono Chain-up Areas – Crews will be performing shoulder work for the Mono Chain-up Areas project in the following locations along U.S. Highway 395:
o 0.8 miles north of the southbound offramp for State Route 203
o 0.2 miles south of the northbound offramp for State Route 203
Work in these locations is scheduled for Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Sandhouse Thin Blanket – On U.S. Highway 395 from the south junction of State Route 158 (June Lake Loop) to W. Portal Road, crews will be performing water runoff work Monday through Thursday from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm and on Friday from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm. There may be intermittent lane closures.
U.S. Highway 395 – Utility work near Buckeye Road about seven miles north of Bridgeport, Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
U.S. Highway 395 – Shoulder work between Mountain Gate Park and Eastside Lane in Walker, Tuesday through Thursday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.
The Rosamond-Mojave Rehabilitation project, Freeman Chip Seal project and the Mono Lake Thin Blanket project 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 www.rebuildingca.ca.gov.
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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