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Caltrans Traffic Advisory for the Week of March 11 through March 15

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Traffic Advisory for the Week of 3/11/2024 – 3/15/2024

EASTERN KERN, INYO, and MONO COUNTIES – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces the following project work and traffic impacts for the week of March 11 – March 15.

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

New Project Work

Eastern Kern County

  • Tehachapi Valley Crack Seal Operation – On State Route 58 between Sand Canyon Road and Cameron Canyon Road, there will be a crack-seal operation in the eastbound outside lane Tuesday through Friday from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.
  • Boron Guardrail Repair – On State Route 58 between Borax Road and Boron Avenue, the eastbound outside lane will be closed while crews repair guardrail on Tuesday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • State Route 58 Electrical Work – On the westbound side of State Route 58 between Exit 165 and the Truck Scale House, there will be electrical work on Tuesday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • Inyokern Car Show – On State Route 178 E between 3rd Street and Brown Road, there will be signs alerting drivers to a special event. No highway closures are planned.

Inyo County

  • Fish Springs Electrical Work – On U.S. 395 from Fish Springs Road to Steward Lane just south of Big Pine, there will be electrical work on the northbound side of the road on Wednesday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Mono County

  • Coleville Tree Work – On U.S. 395 from just south of Cunningham Lane to just north of Topaz Lane, there will be tree work on the southbound shoulder Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Ongoing Project Work

Eastern Kern County

  • Ridgecrest Sewer Replacement – On State Route 178 E between French Avenue and Gemstone Street, crews are restoring the pavement Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. There will be various intermittent lane closures and detours will be available. Drivers could experience brief delays.
  • Sign Replacement Project – Construction crews will replace traffic signs in both directions in various locations on the following highways:
  • On State Route 14 from the northern junction with Business Route 58 in Mojave to just south of Rosamond
  • On State Route 58 from Exit 165 to just east of Boron Avenue

Work is scheduled Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.

  • Mojave Drilling Operation – On State Route 58 between the junction with State Route 14 and the southern junction with Business Route 58, the shoulders in both directions will close to allow for directional drilling operations underneath the roadway Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • Tehachapi Utility Work – On State Route 202 (Tucker Road) between W. Valley Boulevard and Tehachapi Boulevard, crews are repaving the eastbound shoulder Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Inyo County

  • State Route 190 Repairs – State Route 190 between U.S. 395 in Olancha and the junction of State Route 136 east of Owens Lake remains closed for repairs. The highway is open through Death Valley National Park and can be accessed from U.S. 395 using State Route 136 in Lone Pine. Drivers are discouraged from bypassing road-closure signs.
  • Death Valley Middle Mile Broadband Project – On State Route 190 from the eastern boundary of Death Valley National Park to Airport Road in Furnace Creek, crews have resumed burying fiber optic conduit. Work is scheduled Tuesday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. There will be intermittent one-way traffic control and drivers may experience 10-minute delays.
  • Cartago Traffic Switch – On U.S. 395 north of Cartago, northbound and southbound traffic has switched to temporary lanes. Traffic speeds are reduced to 45 MPH through the current alignment for driver safety. Drivers may experience short delays.
  • Grant Median Work – On U.S. 395 from Sage Flats Road to N. Haiwee Road, crews will be working in the median to prepare for a traffic switch Monday through Friday from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm.
  • Whitney Portal Road Detour Sign – On U.S. 395 near the intersection with Lubken Canyon Road, there are portable message signs informing travelers of a detour for Whitney Portal Road Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • Olancha Shoulder Closures – On U.S. 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.

 

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.

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