MONO COUNTY —The North Sherwin Shoulders Project will emerge from its winter suspension on Monday, May 2. Crews moved K-rail into place this week and traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Work on this Mono County project along U.S. Highway 395 between 2.4 miles south of Lower Rock Creek Road and Tom’s Place paused when it went into winter suspension on November 9, 2021. Crews will be clearing more slopes in preparation for future work and widening shoulders. There will be drilling work on the side of the highway to improve drainage, similar to the finished drainage feature opposite the intersection at Lower Rock Creek Road.
There will not be a dedicated bicycle lane available through the project limits this construction season. Bicyclists in both directions are still encouraged to use Lower Rock Creek Road as an alternate route because the width of the shoulder on U.S. Highway 395 can be as narrow as two feet. K-rail will not be used on the northbound lanes north of the junction with Lower Rock Creek Road, which will give cyclists more room on the shoulder.
The speed limit will decrease to 55 miles per hour through the project area. Travelers should proceed cautiously through the work zone as construction crews and equipment will be present. For more information on the North Sherwin Shoulders Project, watch this video on the Caltrans District 9 YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/lGzLQy56KEg.