CALTRANS: NEW CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN INYO, MONO AND EASTERN KERN COUNTIES

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CALTRANS ANNOUNCES SEVERAL NEW CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN INYO, MONO AND EASTERN KERN COUNTIES

Bishop – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has begun construction on several projects in Inyo, Mono, and Eastern Kern Counties.

In Inyo County, the South Lone Pine CAPM project on US Highway 395 between Lone Pine and East Inyo Street is underway. This project will remove the existing pavement and will place a new asphalt surface. Construction on this project began in May and should be completed by the end of August 2019. This $5,781,015 project was awarded to Granite Construction Company from Bakersfield, CA. During weekday-daylight hours, traffic may encounter various lane closures.

In Mono County on the southbound lanes of US Highway 395 near Crowley Lake, from 1.3 miles south of South Landing Road overcrossing to the junction of US 395 & State Route 203, the Southbound Long Valley Thin Blanket project will begin on July 8th.  This is project will place a new asphalt surface on the roadbed. Construction is scheduled to be completed by September 2019. This $5,570,000 project was awarded to Qualcon Contractors, Inc of Minden, Nevada. Traffic may encounter short delays due to lane and shoulder closures, and up to 20 minute delays at cross streets and ramps. Construction hours are Monday – Thursday, 6:00 am to 8:00 pm and Fridays, 6:00 am to 3:00 pm.

In Mono County on US Highway 395, 6 miles south of Bridgeport to Route 270, the Conway Guardrail project will begin on July 8th. This project will remove and reconstruct the guardrail system along this stretch of the highway. Construction is scheduled to be completed by the end of October 2019. This $2,464,444 project was awarded to Coral Construction Company of Wilsonville, Oregon. During construction hours, traffic may encounter short delays due to lane and shoulder closures. Construction hours are Monday – Thursday, 6:00 am to 8:00 pm and Fridays, 6:00 am to 3:00 pm.

In Mono County on US Highway 395, from approximately 5 miles south of the junction of State Route 108 to 2 miles north of State Route 108, the Aspen/Walker Shoulder project will begin on July 8th.   This project will widen the shoulders and create rumble strips. It is a two-season project and is scheduled to be completed by the fall of 2020. This $15,777,777 project was awarded to Road and Highway Builders LLC from Reno, Nevada. Traffic may encounter up to 30-minute delays as vehicles are piloted through the active work zone. Construction hours are Monday – Thursday, 6:00 am to 4:00 pm and Fridays, 6:00 am to 3:00 pm.

In Eastern Kern County, the Kern 58 Slab Replacement project on State Route 58 near Tehachapi between Bealville Road to Tehachapi Creek (postmiles 77-88.5) is underway. The project will remove the existing concrete pavement and will place a new asphalt surface. Construction on this project began in June and should be completed by the end of September 2019. This $1,056,358 project was awarded to Griffith Company from Bakersfield, CA. During weekday-daylight hours, traffic will encounter various lane closures

In Eastern Kern County, the Walker Pass Thin Blanket project, 14 miles west of Inyokern on State Route 178 and US Hwy 395, is underway. The project will remove the existing pavement and will place a new asphalt surface.Construction on this project began in June and should be completed by the end of September 2019. This $3,440,000 project was awarded to Sully-Miller Contracting Company from Bakersfield, CA. Traffic may encounter up to 30-minute delays as vehicles are piloted through the active work zone. Construction hours are Monday – Thursday, 6:00 am to 4:00 pm and Fridays, 6:00 am to 3:00 pm.

In Eastern Kern County, the Cache Creek Bridge Replacement project on State Route 58, 5 miles east of Tehachapi, is underway. This project will replace the two, two-lane Cache Creek Bridges. Construction on this project began in May and should be completed by June 2020. This $7,300,000 project was awarded to Granite Construction Company from Bakersfield, CA. Beginning this week, traffic will encounter lane closures with a slight detour.