ALTRANS TO HOLD RIBBON CUTTING FOR STATE ROUTE 14FREEMAN GULCH 4-LANE PROJECT SEGMENT 1
BISHOP– The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12th for the $27.9 million State Route 14 Freeman Gulch 4-Lane Project, segment 1, which will improve safety, reduce accident rates and continue the continuity of State Route 14 in the Eastern Sierra.
“At Caltrans, our goals always include helping motorists reach their destination safely and in a timely fashion,” said Caltrans Director Brent Green. “Projects like this not only deliver an immediate impact on both of those fronts, but they aim to maintain that vision as future developments occur.”
The project converted the existing 2-lane highway into a 4-lane expressway on State Route 14 from 4.8 miles south of State Route 178 west to 0.5 mile north of State Route 178 west. Additional features of the project include widened shoulders, side slopes flattened, and a 100-foot median to separate traffic. These improvements will provide a safe access to the Eastern Sierra from southern California and improve overall safety.
The location for the ribbon cutting is at the west junction of State Route 178 and State Route 14. The newly constructed lanes will open to the public on Thursday, June 14th.