FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Traffic Advisory for the Week of 10/11/2021 – 10/15/2021
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 11 – October 15, 2021.
· Furnace Creek Thin Blanket – On State Route 190 in Death Valley National Park between Badwater Road and Dante’s View Road, crews will perform a paving operation Monday through Thursday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, and on Friday from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. There will be one-way traffic control and drivers may experience delays of up to 20 minutes.
· Cartago Traffic Break – On U.S. Highway 395 from 0.5 miles south of Pine Street in Cartago to two miles north of Cartago, there may be traffic breaks to allow trucks to bring in material for utility work Monday through Wednesday from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm. Drivers may experience delays of up to five minutes.
· State Route 127 Crack Seal Operation – On State Route 127 five to seven miles south of Death Valley Junction, crews will be performing a crack seal operation Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. There will be one-way traffic control and drivers may experience delays of up to 15 minutes.
· 203 Drainage Improvements – On State Route 203 in the city of Mammoth Lakes, crews will be performing drainage work between the Minaret substation and the pedestrian crossing signal by The Village shopping center, and from Mountain Boulevard to the crossover about one mile west of the junction with U.S. Highway 395. There will be one-way traffic control from the Minaret substation to The Village pedestrian crossing, and drivers may experience 15-minute delays. Work is scheduled for Monday through Thursday from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm, and on Friday from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Projects on the state highway system with minimal or no delays:
· North Sherwin Shoulders – On U.S. Highway 395, from 2.4 miles south of Lower Rock Creek Road to 0.3 miles north of Lower Rock Creek Road, crews are widening the shoulders, upgrading drainage, installing skip rumble strips, adding guardrail, and erecting retaining walls to prevent disturbance of surrounding vegetation. Some of the retaining walls have been completed, and crews are laying Hot Mix Asphalt north of Lower Rock Creek Road. Traffic is confined to the inner-most lanes by K-Rail and delineators until further notice. There is a bicycle detour on Lower Rock Creek Road. The speed limit is 55 miles per hour through the work zone. For more information about this project, watch this Caltrans District 9 NewsDash on YouTube at https://youtu.be/Pdh5EV6MOE4.
· Crowley Lake Erosion Control – On U.S. Highway 395 from 0.3 miles south of the South Landing Road exit near Crowley Lake to the South Landing Road exit, and on the northbound South Landing Road exit, crews will perform guardrail and dike work on both ramps. Work is scheduled for Monday through Friday from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm.
· Mammoth Lakes Bus Shelter Construction – On State Route 203 between Manzanita Road and Center Street in the town of Mammoth Lakes, crews will be constructing a bus shelter Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
· Mono County Tree Work – On U.S. Highway 395 between the junction with State Route 203 and the south junction with State Route 158 (June Lake Loop), crews will be performing tree work Monday through Thursday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.
· Mono Chain-up Areas – On U.S. Highway 395 just south of State Route 270/Bodie Road, crews will be performing shoulder work Monday through Thursday from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm, and on Friday from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm.
The Rosamond-Mojave Rehabilitation project and Furnace Creek Thin Blanket 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 www.rebuildingca.ca.gov.
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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