Aspen Fales Shoulder Widening Project

Project Purpose:

The purpose of the Aspen Fales Shoulder Widening project is to improve safety and operation along approximately three miles of U.S. 395, in Mono County. Currently, this segment of highway has the non-standard design of 2 to 3 foot shoulders. Shoulders will be widened to eight feet in order to reduce run-off-the-road collisions, the most common type of accident in the project area. Wider shoulders would give errant drivers a larger paved area in which to redirect their vehicles back onto the traveled way or to pull off the road.

What is Being Planned

  • The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), as assigned by the Federal Highway Administration proposes to widen shoulders to a standard design of 8 feet along a three mile segment of U.S. 395, in Mono County.
  • One or more of the alternatives being evaluated will have an effect on a historic property, eligible for the National Register of Historic Places; wetlands; and visual resources.
  • Caltrans has evaluated whether adequate mitigation measures can be incorporated into the project plans.
  • The Environmental Study Report/Environmental Assessment review period ended February 14, 2017. All comments will be evaluated and incorporated into the final environmental document, allowing the project to proceed.

For More Information Contact

  • Brian McElwain, Caltrans Project Manager, 760-872-4361
  • Michael Lingberg, Caltrans District 9 Public Information Officer,(760) 920-0280
  • For general State highway information: 1-800-427-ROAD (7623) or