Caltrans issued the following press release:
Bishop – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) would like to alert the traveling public that US Highway 395 from Mandich Lane to US Highway 6 will have lane closures this week from 9:00 pm to 7:00 am. Maintenance workers will be crack sealing, striping and performing general maintenance work on the highway during these hours.
Night work has been scheduled due to the high traffic volume during the daylight hours on this portion of US Highway 395.
Caltrans performs periodic crack sealing because it is one of the most cost effective road pavement preservation tools available. Sealing cracks in asphalt pavement is a commonly used maintenance procedure which reduces pavement deterioration by eliminating surface water penetration into underlying base and sub-base layers. Cracks left untreated will lead to more cracks, alligator cracking, potholes and sub-base failure.
When approaching a lane closure the traveling public is advised to reduce their speed, observe the Caltrans signs, and watch for personnel and equipment working on the highway.