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 October 31 – November 4, 2022.
Eastern Kern County
Cummings Valley Left Turn Lane Project – On State Route 202 between 0.2 miles west of Cummings Valley Road and Banducci Road near the city of Tehachapi, crews are widening the highway and constructing a left turn lane at the eastern intersection with Cummings Valley Road. Work will continue 7 days a week from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm with one-way traffic control. Drivers may experience 20-minute delays.
State Route 190 Flash Flood Closure – Due to heavy damage from flash floods, State Route 190 is closed from Panamint Valley Road to Emigrant Junction in Death Valley National Park. Death Valley is accessible via its eastern entrance on State Route 190 from Death Valley Junction.
Aspendell Utility Work – On State Route 168 W from North Lake Road to Cardinal Road, crews will replace utility poles on Wednesday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. There will be one-way traffic control and drivers may experience 10-minute delays.
Tioga Road Utility Work – On State Route 120 W/Tioga Road between the Lee Vining Gate and Poole Power Plant Road, there will be utility work on Friday from 6:30 am to 4:00 pm. There will be one-way traffic control and drivers may experience 10-minute delays.
Projects on the state highway system with minimal or no delays:
Rosamond Mojave Rehabilitation Project – On State Route 14, southbound, crews will be replacing guardrail delineators Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Northbound Keough’s Thin Blanket – On the northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 395 between Reynolds Road and Warm Springs Road south of Bishop, crews will lay a hot mix asphalt overlay on the highway Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. One lane will remain open. The speed limit through the construction area is reduced to 55 miles per hour.
Big Pine Canal Guardrail – On U.S. Highway 395 about 0.5 miles north of Big Pine, crews are upgrading the northbound guardrail to meet new specifications Monday through Thursday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, and on Friday from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. One lane will remain open.
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.
Smokey 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 stripe the pavement and perform shoulder work Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. One lane will be open at all times. The speed limit is 55 miles per hour through the construction zone.
The Northbound Keough’s Thin Blanket Project and the Rosamond Mojave Rehabilitation Project are 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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