Caltrans: Weekly Pass Status Report



MONO, INYO AND KERN COUNTIES – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)  has begun the seasonal clearing of pass roadways in District 9. Caltrans maintenance crews begin assessing each pass as winter storms subside, typically in the beginning of April. Depending on weather conditions, crews will continue their progress to uncover any damage due to falling rocks, trees, snow and ice. Roads, guardrail, culverts, drains and signs are all evaluated for repair. Caltrans primary goal is public safety, and the reopening of each pass is reevaluated for reopening.


    • State Route 120E (Mono Mills Road)

WINTER CLOSURES  In place until further notice.

    • State Route 4 (Ebbett’s Pass)

    • State Route 89 (Monitor Pass)

    • State Route 108 (Sonora Pass)

    • State Route 120W (Tioga Pass)

    • State Route 158N (June Lake North)

    • State Route 270 (Bodie Road)

 Before, during and after continuing storms, Caltrans, along with other agencies, are out on the roads working to keep the traveling public safe. Debris, snow and sand, blown by winds can pose a significant threat on the roadway.  The traveling public is advised to drastically slow down and proceed with caution. Be mindful of Caltrans crews, and that of other responders working along your travel route.  Inattentiveness on the road can have tragic consequences.

As Winter conditions are still present in the Eastern Sierra, Caltrans reminds drivers to carry chains and to be prepared for winter driving conditions. We recommend having a full tank of gas, carrying blankets, water, food, a shovel, gloves, a flashlight, and sand or kitty litter to provide traction in case your vehicle becomes stuck. The traveling public is advised to drastically slow down and proceed with caution.

For the latest highway information please visit the Caltrans QuickMap site at or call the Road Condition Hotline at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623).#

For the safety of workers and other motorists, please Be Work Zone Alert.