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Caltrans Traffic Advisory for the Week of February 27 through March 3

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Traffic Advisory for the Week of 2/27/2023 – 3/3/2023

EASTERN KERN, INYO, and MONO COUNTIES – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces the following project work and traffic impacts for the week of February 27 – March 3, 2023.

Work schedules are subject to change due to traffic incidents, weather, availability of equipment and/or materials, and/or construction-related issues.

Projects on the state highway system with minimal or no delays:

Eastern Kern County

·        Cummings Valley Left-Turn Lane Project – The Cummings Valley Left-Turn Lane Project on State Route 202 near Tehachapi has resumed. Crews have completed paving operations and are moving forward with guardrail installation, roadway striping, and dike construction Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Work will be confined to the shoulders, and traffic control measures have been removed.

·        W. Ward Avenue Closure – On State Route 178 W in the city of Ridgecrest, W. Ward Avenue will be closed at State Route 178 (North China Lake Boulevard) Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.

·        Ridgecrest Utility Work – On State Route 178 W between Jacks Ranch Road and Primavera Street, the outside westbound lane will be closed to allow for underground utility work Monday through Friday from 6:30 am to 5:00 pm. The shoulder will be closed 24 hours a day until the project is completed.

Inyo County

·        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.

·        Bishop Utility Work – On State Route 168 W (West Line Street) from Iris Street to Fowler Street, crews will replace utility poles and transformers Monday through Friday from 6:30 am to 5:30 pm. Eastbound traffic will be diverted into the center turn lane.

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!

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For those with sensory disabilities requiring alternate formats (i.e. Braille, large print, sign language interpreter, etc.) and those needing information in a language other than English, please contact Bob Gossman at 760-881-7145 or TTY 711.

(From Caltrans District 9)

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