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Caltrans Traffic Advisory for the Week of May 13 through May 17

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Traffic Advisory for the Week of 5/13/2024 – 5/17/2024

EASTERN KERN, INYO, and MONO COUNTIES – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces the following project work and traffic impacts for the week of May 13 – May 17.

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

New Traffic Impacts

Eastern Kern County

  • Keene Off-Ramp Signs – There will be advance warning signs on the westbound Keene off-ramp on State Route 58 next week alerting drivers to road work happening on a connecting road. The signs will be up Monday through Friday.
  • Mojave Electrical Work– The northbound #2 lane on State Route 14 will be closed Monday through Wednesday for electrical work. The closure will be in place between the northern railroad crossing in Mojave to Business Route 58 from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Inyo County

  • Olancha-Cartago Southern Traffic Switch– A new traffic switch is going into effect on U.S. 395 south of Olancha. Starting May 15, traffic will be limited to one lane in each direction between Sage Flats Rd and N Haiwee Rd. Northbound traffic will switch over to the inside southbound lane. Southbound traffic will be limited to the outside southbound lane. The traffic switch is part of the ongoing Olancha-Cartago 4-Lane Project. The traffic switch currently north of Cartago will remain in place. The speed limit is reduced to 45 MPH through the new alignments for driver safety. Drivers may experience short delays.
  • Lone Pine Fiber Project – Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction in Lone Pine on Monday and Tuesday as crews place fiber wires on the shoulder. Work is scheduled from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm between E Lubkin Ave and Lone Pine Narrow Gauge Rd. Drivers may encounter temporary traffic stops when crews move wires across the highway.

Mono County

Ongoing Traffic Impacts

Eastern Kern County

  • Rosamond Boulevard Striping – On Rosamond Boulevard at the State Route 14 overcrossing, Kern County continues to rehabilitate the roadway. Striping is scheduled for Monday through Friday. Drivers may encounter lane closures on the overcrossing and are advised to reduce their speed and pay attention to construction signs.
  • Ridgecrest Sewer Replacement– On State Route 178 E between French Avenue and Gemstone Street, crews continue to restore the pavement Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. There will be intermittent lane closures. Detours will be available. Drivers could experience brief delays.

Inyo County

  • State Route 190 Repairs– State Route 190 between U.S. 395 and the junction of State Route 136 east of Owens Lake remains closed for repairs. Death Valley National Park remains accessible 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, between postmile 68 east of Panamint Springs and postmile 128 west of the eastern entrance of Death Valley National Park, crews are continuing their work on the Middle-Mile Broadband Project. There will be no impacts to traffic next week.
  • Fort Independence Lighting Project – On U.S. 395 from 0.2 miles south of Miller Lane to just north of Fort Road, the outside lane in both directions will close while crews resume the installation of eight safety-enhancing and dark-sky-compliant light standards Monday and Tuesday 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.

The $16.8 million Sonora Junction Shoulders Project was funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 (IIJA) – also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Under IIJA, California will receive an estimated $41.9 billion over five years. IIJA provides significant funding to rebuild California’s transportation system, including support to improve roadways, bridges, freight projects, public transportation, infrastructure safety enhancements, and to increase infrastructure resiliency to the impacts of severe weather and climate change. For more information about IIJA, visit

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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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