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 September 12 – September 16, 2022.
Eastern Kern County
Rosamond-Mojave Rehabilitation Project – On State Route 14 between the towns of Rosamond and Mojave, work has resumed 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.
California City Traffic Breaks – On State Route 14 between Phillips Road and Pine Tree Canyon Road, there will be intermittent traffic breaks to allow crews to cross utility wires over the highway Monday through Wednesday from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. Drivers may experience five-minute delays.
Big Trees Road Utility Work – On State Route 168 W between Big Trees Road and approximately three miles east, there will be utility work on Monday from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. There will be one-way traffic control and drivers may experience 20-minute delays.
West Bishop Creek Road Utility Work – On State Route 168 W between West Bishop Creek Road and Starlight Drive, 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.
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.
State Route 182 Thin Blanket – On State Route 182 from Masonic Road to the Nevada State Line north of Bridgeport, crews will stripe the roadway overnight Monday through Friday from 7:00 pm to 7:00 am. There will be one-way traffic control with a pilot car, and drivers may experience 20-minute delays.
Green Creek Road Pole Replacement – On U.S. Highway 395 from the junction with State Route 270/Bodie Road to Green Creek Road, crews will replace a utility pole on Tuesday from 9:00 am to 4:00 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 Mt. Patterson Drive to Jack Sawyer Road south of Bridgeport, crews will replace a utility pole on Wednesday from 9:00 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:
Tehachapi Guardrail Repair – On State Route 58 between Broome Road and Cameron Canyon Road, crews will repair guardrail Tuesday through Thursday from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm.
Banducci Road Chip Seal – On State Route 202 between Old Town Road and Banducci Road in Tehachapi, crews will execute a chip seal operation Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Jack’s Ranch Road Signal Work – On State Route 178 E between 0.5 miles west of Jack’s Ranch Road and 0.5 miles east in Ridgecrest, there will be traffic signal work Monday through Friday from 6:00 am to 4:30 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 Tuesday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Hammil Valley Utility Work – On U.S. Highway 6 from 0.3 miles south of Mathieu Hill to 1.8 miles north, just north of Hammil Valley, there will be utility work Monday through Friday 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 have nearly finished paving the wider shoulders throughout the project. 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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