Tag Archives | caltrans

USFS photos

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 […]

 
Continue Reading · 0
deer caltrans

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 […]

 
Continue Reading · 0

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.  […]

 
Continue Reading · 0
lvrock1

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 […]

 
Continue Reading · 0
deersign

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 […]

 
Continue Reading · 0
deersign

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 […]

 
Continue Reading · 0
Coffman

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, […]

 
Continue Reading · 0

Road construction on 395, Lake Mary Road

Press releases BISHOP— The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will begin a $2.2 million emergency construction project on US Hwy 395 near Mono Lake, north of Lee Vining, CA starting Tuesday, July 12, 2016. The project will repair guardrail and install temporary rockfall protection measures due to damage from the Marina Fire. The Marina fire […]

 
Continue Reading · 0
Marina 3 resize

Marina Fire update: 300 personnel on scene

Forest Service update The Marina Fire remains at 600 acres this morning and is 5% contained. The fire is located north of Lee Vining and west of Highway 395 and is burning in pinyon and brush. The fire spotted across Highway 395 yesterday south of Mono City pushed by strong down canyon winds. Crews worked […]

 
Continue Reading · 0
ErnieBluntObitPhoto

Ernie Blunt: 1931-2016

Ernest “Ernie” Albert Blunt, a resident of Bishop for 60 years, passed away on May 22rd at the age of 84. Ernie Blunt was born on November 2, 1931 in Lone Pine, California.  Ernie split his high school years between Owens Valley High School where he lettered in baseball, Glenns Ferry High School in Idaho, […]

 
Continue Reading · 0
2015 Workers Memorial-6

Caltrans Workers’ Memorial Ceremony set for Thursday

Press release Bishop – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will hold its annual Workers’ Memorial Ceremony on Thursday, April 28th at 10:00 a.m. at the Bishop Caltrans District 9 Office. This ceremony will be held in conjunction with Caltrans Safety Awareness Week.  The event is open to the public, and Caltrans welcomes everyone to […]

 
Continue Reading · 4
CalTrans Award Bridgeport

Bridgeport Main St. project earns state recognition

Press release At the Mono County Board of Supervisors meeting on April 12, Caltrans District 9 Director Brent Green presented the 2015 Caltrans Excellence in Transportation Award for the Bridgeport Main Street Revitalization Project to the Bridgeport Valley Regional Planning Advisory Committee, represented by committee member Steve Noble, and Mono County staff Wendy Sugimura and […]

 
Continue Reading · 25



KSRW · 1280 N. Main St. Suite J · Bishop, CA 93514 · 760-873-5329
Positive Projections Web Design