Caltrans road report for week of 10-30-17

News release

Lane Closure Report for the week of 10/30/17 – 11/3/17

 Inyo, Mono & Eastern Kern Counties – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) would like to alert the traveling public to be careful of workers on the Highway, to Slow for the Cone Zone and Move Over where possible.   The scheduled lane closures for the week of October 30ththrough November 3rd, 2017 are as follows:

Mono County:

  • Mammoth Lakes Sidewalk & Safety Project – On State Route 203 in Mammoth Lakes between Minaret Road and Mountain Boulevard crews are constructing sidewalks on the north side.

There will be daily lane closures that should not impact traffic.  Construction is Monday thru Thursday

Inyo County:

  • 168 Delineator Project – In Inyo and Mono Counties on State Route 168. Crews are removing and installing delineators.  Delineators are roadside posts used to indicate the roadway alignment and curves to assist drivers while traveling along the highway.
  • Census Loops Project – In Inyo, Mono & Eastern Kern counties at various locations, crews will be removing, installing and/or upgrading traffic count loops (also known as census loops). Traffic counts are necessary for Caltrans to track traffic flow, evaluate traffic trends, and compute accident rates to assist in the planning and design of existing highways.
  • Crystal Geyser Water Plant Project – On US Highway 395 north of Olancha, construction crews are widening the highway. There will be daily lane closures that may delay traffic up to 20 minutes Monday thru Thursday from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm, and on Friday from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Kern County:

  • Freeman Gulch 4-Lane Project – On State Route 14 north of the junction of State Route 178, construction crews are converting the 2-lane highway into a 4-lane expressway. Travelers will encounter a dirt detour off of State Route 178 east of the intersection with State Route 14. There will be daily lane closures on State Route 14 that may delay traffic up to 20 minutes Monday thru Thursday from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm, and on Friday from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm.
  • Tehachapi CAPM Project – On State Route 58 near Tehachapi from the Tehachapi Creek Bridge to the Cache Creek Bridge, construction crews are grinding the existing pavement and resurfacing the roadbed. There will be daily lane closures that will slow down traveling through this section.  Lane closures are Monday – Friday, 24 hours a day.

Misc. Project Information:

Mammoth Lakes Sidewalk and Safety Project

  • Construction began in the summer of 2017 and will be completed by December 2017.
  • The project will construct new sideways on State Route 203.
  • The project location is on State Route 203.
  • Contractor is Road & Highway Builders, LLC from Reno, NV.
  • Working hours:Mon – Thurs 6:00 am – 6:00 pm, Friday 6:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Traffic Impact during construction: Daily lane closures.

168 Delineator Project

  • Construction began on August 7, 2017 and will be completed by October.
  • Replacing delineators on State Route 168.
  • Contractor is Highway Specialty Company, Inc..
  • Working hours:Mon – Thurs 6:00 am – 6:00 pm, Friday 6:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Traffic Impact during construction: Daily lane closures using reversing one-way traffic with flaggers at each location.Delays up to 20 minutes.

Freeman Gulch 4-Lane Project

  • Construction to begin on July 10, 2017 and will be completed by February 2019.
  • Convert a 2-lane highway into a 4-lane expressway.
  • The project location is on State Route 14 near Inyokern from the junction of SR 178 west (Lake Isabella turn off) to just before the junction of SR 178 east (Inyokern turn off).
  • Contractor is Granite Construction Company, Inc. from Bakersfield, CA.
  • Working hours:Mon – Thurs 6:00 am – 6:00 pm, Friday 6:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Traffic Impact during construction: Daily lane closures using reversing one-way traffic with flaggers at each location.Delays up to 20 minutes.

Tehachapi CAPM Project

  • Construction began on May 31, 2017 and will be completed by December 2017.
  • Pavement preservation project.
  • The project location is on State Route 58 near Tehachapi from the Tehachapi Creek Bridge to Cache Creek Bridge.
  • Contractor is Pave-Tech, Inc. from Vista, CA.
  • Working hours:Mon – Thurs 6:00 am – 6:00 pm, Friday 6:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Traffic Impact during construction: Daily lane closures with one lane open continuously. Lane closures will be 24 hours a day starting on Monday at 6:00 am through Friday at 3:00 pm.

Work is scheduled to begin as listed, but is subject to change due to traffic incidents, weather, availability of equipment and/or materials and construction related issues.

2017 Completed Projects:

  • InyoKern CMS
  • Shoshone CAPM
  • Kern 58 Sign Replacement
  • District Digouts
  • Inyo/Mono Rumble Strips and Signs
  • Coso/Keough’s Chip Seal
  • Walker CAPM
  • Inyo/Mono Bridge Rail Upgrade
  • Green Lake CAPM
  • Lee Vining Rock Fall
  • Mono Chip Seal
  • Mill Creek Thin Blanket
  • Pole Line Right Turn Pocket

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For the safety of workers and other motorists, please slow down and be WORK ZONE ALERT

 

One Response to Caltrans road report for week of 10-30-17

  1. Tinner October 30, 2017 at 7:15 pm #

    The only thing that is gonna slow people down is if the men and women working in the road were allowed to throw objects at the cars whose drivers are driving unsafe, speeding or distracted or whatever. People don’t care.
    I know this is negative but I’ve worked on the highway and on city streets, people are typically annoyed with anything that slows them down when they are behind the wheel (road rage) and they don’t feel they are moving as fast as they are.
    There is a reason I am no longer in that line of work, people don’t care.

     

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