Caltrans Traffic Advisory for the Week of June 5 through June 9

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Traffic Advisory for the Week of 6/5/2023 – 6/9/2023

EASTERN KERN, INYO, and MONO COUNTIES – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces the following project work and traffic impacts for the week of June 5 – June 9.

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

Eastern Kern County

·        Emergency Kern Slab Replacement – On State Route 58, work continues on emergency slab replacement and digouts at multiple locations between Woodford-Tehachapi Road and three miles east of Cameron Canyon Road in and near the city of Tehachapi. The outside eastbound and westbound lanes in each location will be closed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during construction. The eastbound Mill Street on-ramp is currently closed for construction and is anticipated to reopen by the end of this week. Ramp work will then shift to the westbound Broome Road on- and off-ramps. These ramps will be closed 24 hours a day during construction. Work is scheduled Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, and overnight from 7:00 pm to 5:00 am.

·        Freeman III CAPM – On State Route 14 from 1.1 miles north of Red Rock Canyon Road to 3.3 miles south of the Freeman Gulch bridge, crews are rehabilitating pavement Monday through Friday from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm. There will be one-way traffic control with a flagger and drivers may experience 20-minute delays.

Inyo County

·        State Route 127 Pavement Project – On State Route 127 in eastern Inyo County, crews are laying asphalt, backing the shoulders, and striping the roadway in two locations:

o  From 7 miles north of the town of Shoshone to 7 miles south of Death Valley Junction

o  From Death Valley Junction to the Nevada State Line

Work is scheduled for Monday through Thursday from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm, and on Friday from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm. There is one-way traffic control and drivers may experience 20-minute delays.

Mono County

·        Topaz Lake Emergency Work – On U.S. Highway 395 approximately 1.9 miles south of the Nevada State Line, there is one-way traffic control with a traffic signal due to storm damage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

·        Conway Ranch Shoulders Project – On U.S. Highway 395 between State Route 167 and just north of Conway Ranch Road near Mono City, crews will be widening the shoulders, lengthening chain-up areas, and installing lighting. Work is scheduled for Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. There will be one-way traffic control and drivers may experience 20-minute delays.

·        Cemetery CAPM – On U.S. Highway 395 between Cemetery Road and State Route 167 near Mono City, crews will be rehabilitating the pavement Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. There will be single-lane closures and one-way traffic control, and drivers may experience 20-minute delays.

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

Eastern Kern County

·        Tehachapi Valley Crack Seal Operation – On State Route 58 from E. Tehachapi Boulevard near Exit 151 to Cameron Canyon Road, there will be a crack seal operation on the eastbound outside lane Tuesday through Friday from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.

·        Kern Bridge Maintenance Project – On State Route 58 near the city of Tehachapi and the town of Mojave, there will be maintenance work on bridges in the following locations:

o  On the Sand Canyon Road undercrossing at Exit 156

o  On the overhead railroad crossing east of Exit 167 near the town of Mojave

There will be maintenance work on the drain just west of Exit 149 in the city of Tehachapi. Work is scheduled for Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, and overnight from 7:00 pm to 5:00 am.

·        E. Ward Utility Work – On State Route 178 E between Drummond Avenue and E. Ward Avenue in the city of Ridgecrest, there will be utility work on the westbound lanes Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Inyo County

·        Inyo County Bridge Maintenance Work – On U.S. Highway 395, crews are performing maintenance work on two bridges:

o  On the bridge over Five Mile Canyon, just south of Little Lake.

o  On Cottonwood Creek Bridge, approximately 6.5 miles north of Cartago.

Work is scheduled for Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, and overnight from 7:00 pm to 5:00 am.

·        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 Raised Median Project – On U.S. Highway 395 (Main Street), work on the median at Church Street is nearing completion. Once the work is completed, the southbound and northbound inside lanes will fully reopen.

·        Bishop Overnight Utility Work – On U.S. Highway 395 (Main Street) from Horace Albright Avenue to Yaney Street, utility crews will perform overnight pole repairs Monday through Friday from midnight to 6:00 am. The northbound and southbound outside lanes will be closed during work hours.

·        Line Street Pole Replacement – On State Route 168 W (West Line Street) from Iris Street to Fowler Street, utility crews will replace poles and transformers Monday through Friday from 6:00 am to 6:30 pm. Eastbound traffic will be diverted into the center turn lane.

The State Route 127 Pavement Project received funding from both SB 1 and IIJA. Senate Bill 1 allocated $2,201,109, while the California Transportation Commission allocated an additional $20,118,000 in funding from the Federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) of 2021.

The $8,734,000 Freeman III CAPM Project and $7,413,500 Cemetery CAPM Project are fully funded by SB 1.

The Conway Ranch Shoulders Project received $8.3 million from IIJA for construction.

SB 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, 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.gov.

Under IIJA, California will receive an estimated $41.9 billion over 5 years. IIJA provides significant funding to Caltrans to improve roadways, bridges, freight projects, public transportation, and safety, and to address climate change. For more information about IIJA, visit http://rebuildingca.ca.gov/iija-by-the-numbers.

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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