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Caltrans updates on passes, State Route 14

Press releases Bishop – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 9 continues to work on clearing snow, removing rocks, and repairing its eight highways with seasonal closures.  As work progresses, pedestrians, bicyclists, skiers, etc. are advised to stay out of these areas. Safety is our number one priority, for the public as well as […]

 
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Wait for Mule Days Parade day to place chairs on route

Caltrans press release Bishop – With the Bishop Mule Days event rapidly approaching, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) would like to remind the public of their goal to provide safe access for pedestrians on downtown sidewalks days before the Mule Days Parade. To facilitate providing safe access on the sidewalks, please do not place […]

 
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Updates on mountain roads, passes

Press release Updated Road Conditions for Inyo County Mountain Roads: Upper Rock Creek, above Tom’s place – CLOSED. Mono County Road has cleared most of the main road with only clean-up operations left; new updates on the status of this road will be posted. Pine Creek Rd. – OPEN- No restrictions Sabrina Rd., – OPEN, […]

 
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‘Unified Command’ formed for flood preparedness

  Press release Record high snowpack in the Sierra this winter has prompted Inyo County allied agencies to form a Unified Command for preemptive flood preparedness.   CalTRANS, Southern California Edison, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Tribal Administrators, City of Bishop, Inyo County, and other local and […]

 
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Caltrans annual litter pick-up day

Press release Bishop – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is joining forces with California Highway Patrol, City of Bishop, County of Inyo and volunteers Thursday, April 13th for the annual California Statewide Litter Collection, Enforcement and Beautification Day in an effort to increase public awareness on the volume and cost associated with removing trash along state highways. […]

 
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Whitney Portal Road spring re-opening may be delayed

Interagency press release Substantial snowfall from an atmospheric river event in mid-January has led to a major rock fall on Whitney Portal Road, causing significant damage to an approximately 100-foot stretch of road. This damage may delay the re-opening of the road this spring. Initial assessments by Inyo County, Cal Trans, and Inyo National Forest […]

 
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Beware of deer on roads

Press release Bishop – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) would like to notify motorists that deer are out and about in the Eastern Sierra. Due to the snowy conditions, deer are venturing out onto the roadways to escape from the snow. Motorists should watch for deer as they are commuting especially during the dawn […]

 
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Update: US 395 reopened

Press releases Bishop – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has reopened US Highway 395 from Lee Vining to the Nevada State Line which was closed due to flooding.  Also reopened is State Route 182 (Sweetwater Road) which was closed to thru traffic due to a rockslide. Chain controls are in effect throughout Mono County.  […]

 
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Lee Vining Rockfall Safety Project completed

Press release Bishop – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) recently completed construction of the $5.8 million Lee Vining Rockfall Safety Project. The two year project began in 2015. The project will improve safety for the traveling public by minimizing rocks falling from steep adjacent slopes onto US Hwy 395 in Mono County, north of […]

 
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Slow down, dear – it’s deer migration time

Caltrans press release Bishop – As the weather changes, the deer population is moving to their winter range. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) would like to remind motorists to remain alert for migrating deer on the highways in the Eastern Sierra. “It’s important that motorists, when driving through areas frequented by deer, elk and […]

 
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As always, please, ‘Watch Out for Wildlife’

Press release SACRAMENTO – Caltrans and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) remind motorists to remain alert for wildlife on roadways during Watch Out for Wildlife Week, which runs September 18-24. “We urge motorists to remain alert and be cautious when traveling through wildlife areas, so our roadways will remain as safe as […]

 
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Richard Coffman: 1946-2016

Richard Earl Coffman 1946-2016 Richard Earl Coffman (Rich) passed away on Wednesday, July 20 at the age of 70 after a 2 year battle with cancer. He was born on June 6, 1946 in Peoria, Illinois. Richard’s family moved to Lancaster, California in 1958 and he began employment with Cal Trans in 1971. In 1973, […]

 
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