Lee Vining Rehabilitation Project
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 9 is planning a resurfacing, restoration, and rehabilitation project to improve safety, accessibility, and mobility along the US 395 corridor through Lee Vining and adjacent to Mono Lake.
Why this project is needed:
US 395 through Lee Vining currently faces a variety of safety, accessibility, drainage, and design challenges, including the following:
- The road pavement is nearing the end of its lifespan
- Some sidewalks and curb ramps need upgrades to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards
- Pedestrian crossings could use enhancements to create safe, accessible, and aesthetically pleasing walkways
- Drainage systems need upgrades in order to capture winter/spring runoff
- Bicycle facilities could be developed to accommodate commuter and recreational cyclists
The project area, which covers approximately 5 miles, includes US 395 from SR 120 to Cemetery Road. The corridor runs through Lee Vining with commercial uses lining the corridor, on-street parking, and speed limits of 25-30 mph. North and south of Lee Vining, US 395 is a highway with fast-moving traffic.
The Lee Vining Rehabilitation project is currently in the planning stage. Caltrans is performing a public outreach campaign to receive community input on project features. Planned construction of the project is tenatively scheduled for 2025.
How to Get Involved:
Upcoming opportunities to participate:
- Take the online community preference survey:
- Attend Community Workshop #1 on July 24th from 6-8pm at the Lee Vining Community Center, 296 Mattly Avenue
- Attend Community Workshop #2 on August 8th from 6-8pm at the Lee Vining Community Center, 296 Mattly Avenue
MIG will present initial findings from the survey and take further community input on complete streets features that could be incorporated into the project.
MIG will take additional input and facilitate further prioritization of potential improvements.
For additional information or if you have questions, please contact:
Florene Trainor, Public Information Officer
500 S. Main Street, Bishop, CA 93514
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