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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 […]

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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 […]

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Caltrans prepares for winter driving in Eastern Sierra

Caltrans press release Bishop – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) advises motorists that experts are predicting a slight increase in all methods of travel nationwide, with about 47 million people traveling either by car or airplane for the Thanksgiving holiday. In anticipation of holiday travel, and the predicted El Niño to deliver adverse weather […]

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N. Sierra Highway Corridor Plan gets Caltrans grant

By Deb Murphy North Sierra Highway, from Wye Road to, approximately, the Bishop Paiute Palace Casino, is headed for a facelift, of sorts. Inyo County secured a $275,440 CalTrans’ Sustainable Transportation Grant to develop a Corridor Plan. The plan, worked out over the next three years, will look at streetscapes, bicycle lanes and other elements […]

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Closures through July 10th on State Route 168

– Press release from Caltrans BISHOP – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) would like to inform the traveling public that State Route 168 will have intermittent two hour closures, up to four times a day due to the Cal Tech telescope relocation project. The highway will be closed due to accommodate the oversized load […]

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Caltrans memorial ceremony set for Thursday

– Press release Bishop – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will hold its annual Workers’ Memorial Ceremony on Thursday, April 23rd at 10:00 a.m. at the Caltrans District 9 Office.  This ceremony will be held in coordination with Caltrans Safety Awareness Week.  The event is open to the public, and Caltrans would like to […]

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Caltrans allocates $3.4 million for local projects

– Caltrans press release Bishop – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated over $254 million for 41 transportation projects that will enhance the safety and mobility of Californians throughout the state, which includes $3.4 million for locally-administered Active Transportation Program projects that encourage biking and walking. “Investing in our infrastructure benefits Californians for generations to […]

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Caltrans preparing for incoming storm

– Caltrans press release SACRAMENTO – Caltrans is preparing for one of the strongest storms Californians have seen in years with more than 1,500 pieces of storm-related equipment and over 3,000 maintenance employees ready for this week’s major weather shift that is on track to impact several regions throughout the state. “Caltrans’ first priority is […]

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Big rig accident near Bridgeport

UPDATE AS OF 8:00 AM, the involved vehicles (truck-tractor and trailers) are partially in Virginia Creek, immediately west of US 395, and leaking motor oil and possibly diesel fuel into the creek.  This is now a being managed as a hazardous materials incident.  Representatives from the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) are on-scene to assist […]

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Caltrans discusses West Line Street corridor

– Press release Bishop – Last week, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) held a public meeting at the Calvary Baptist Church to provide information and solicit input regarding three projects that will develop and enhance the State Route (SR) 168 (West Line Street) corridor.  Tom Hallenbeck, Caltrans District 9 Director, welcomed attendees and provided […]

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Watch out for deer

Department of Transportation District 9 Director Tom Hallenbeck cautions the traveling public to slow down and watch for deer. (press release) As the weather begins to rise in the high country, the deer population is moving to their summer feeding grounds. To reduce deer/vehicle accidents Caltrans identifies known deer migration crossings on State highways with […]

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New anti-icing method for Inyo-Mono

(Press Release)  Caltrans Using Salt Brine to Rapidly Melt Ice, Snow on Eastern Sierra Highways and Make Winter Driving Safer   Mixture of water and sea salt is 20 times more effective than salt alone, better for environment, and cost effective BISHOP – For the first time in Mono and Inyo counties, Caltrans has begun using an […]

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