District 9 RebuildingCA Projects
With state funding from Senate Bill (SB) 1 and federal funding from the infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), Caltrans District 9 will continue its mission of providing a safe, reliable, and equitable transportation network through Mono, Inyo and eastern Kern counties. These programs will support Caltrans in achieving its vision of a brighter future for all through a world-class transportation network.
SB 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, is a landmark transportation investment to help fix aging infrastructure, expand access to safe walkways and bikeways, and support efficient and timely movement of goods in communities across California with $5 billion in annual funding split between state and local agencies.
IIJA, signed into law in November 2021 by President Joe Biden, will provide California with an estimated $41.9 billion over 5 years. IIJA provides significant funding to Caltrans to improve roadways, bridges, freight projects, public transportation, and safety, and to address climate change.
Virginia Creek-Benton Chipseal Project
Current District 9 IIJA projects:
- Conway Ranch Shoulders: With $8.3 million in funding from IIJA, this project will widen the shoulders and embankments of U.S. Highway 395 between State Route 167 and just north of Conway Ranch Road to 8 feet and make improvements to chain control areas, such as lengthening a northbound chain-up area 500 feet.
District 9 SB1 projects in development:
- Rock Creek Pavement: This $3 million project will rehabilitate U.S. 395 from 0.5 miles north of Lower Rock Creek Road in Mono County to 1.3 miles south of South Landing Road near Crowley Lake. Construction is scheduled for 2024.
- Manzanar Pavement: The town of Independence is due to benefit from Manzanar Pavement, as this $43.7 million project will improve pavement and pedestrian facilities along U.S. 395. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2024.
- Fish Springs Pavement: This $28.6 million project will aim to improve pavement and pedestrian facilities within the town of Big Pine in Inyo County along U.S. 395. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2024.
- Bishop Pavement: Still in the early developmental phases, the Bishop Pavement project will rehabilitate the pavement of U.S. 395 through the town of Bishop in Inyo County. Its tentative projected start date is the spring of 2024.
- Kern 178 Culvert Replacement: This highway maintenance project will replace culverts on State Route 178 in eastern Kern County. Construction is expected to begin in September 2023.
District 9 SB1 completed projects:
- NB Keoughs Thin Blanket: This highway maintenance project applied a thin blanket asphalt overlay to the northbound lanes of U.S. 395 from near Reynolds Road to near Warm Springs Road between Big Pine and Bishop. Construction was completed in December 2022.
- Westgard Shoulder Protection Project: This highway maintenance project on State Route 168 E between White Mountain Road and 4.8 miles east over Westgard Pass installed shoulder enhancements.
- Furnace Creek Thin Blanket: Located in the heart Death Valley National Park, this $4.7 million highway maintenance project replaced distressed pavement on State Route 190 between Furnace Creek and 3.6 miles east of Dante’s View Road.
- Inyo Digouts Project: This highway maintenance project removed failing asphalt and repaved portions of U.S. 395 in Bishop and near Little Lake.
- Rosamond-Mojave Rehabilitation Project: This $41.35 million project rehabilitated each of the four northbound and southbound lanes of this eight-mile stretch of State Route 14 between Mojave and Rosamond in eastern Kern County. Major work concluded in October of 2022.
- Freeman Chip Seal: This highway maintenance project applied a thin blanket overlay with digouts on two locations along State Route 14 north of Red Rock Canyon State Park near Freeman Gulch.
- State Route 182 Thin Blanket: This highway maintenance project applied a thin blanket overlay to State Route 182 from just north of the Bridgeport Reservoir to the Nevada State Line.
- State Route 127 Pavement: Located on the outskirts of Death Valley National Park in eastern Inyo County, this project extended the service life of State Route 127 in two locations north and south of Death Valley Junction.
- Freeman III CAPM: North of Red Rock State Park in eastern Kern County, the Freeman III CAPM project rehabilitated pavement and upgraded a culvert along State Route 14.
- South Red Rock Thin Blanket: This highway maintenance project applied a thin blanket asphalt overlay to State Route 14 near Red Rock Canyon in eastern Kern County. Construction began in August 2023.
- Virginia Creek Chip Seal: This highway maintenance project applied a chip seal to several highways in Mono County, including State Route 120, State Route 270, U.S. 6, and U.S. 395. Construction began in August 2023.
- Kern Digouts & Slab Replacements: This highway maintenance project installed slab replacements on various highways throughout eastern Kern County. Construction is began in August 2023.
- Cemetery CAPM: The Cemetery CAPM project rehabilitated pavement, installed traffic devices and upgraded guardrail along this stretch of U.S. 395 north of Lee Vining and Mono Lake in Mono County. Construction finished in November of 2023.
South Red Rock Thin Blanket
Caltrans is committed to conducting its business in a fully transparent manner and detailing its progress to the public. Road projects progress through construction phases more quickly based on the availability of SB 1 funds, including projects that are partially funded by SB 1. For more information about other transportation projects funded by SB 1 or IIJA, visit www.RebuildingCA.ca.gov.
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For More Information
- Michael Lingberg, Caltrans District 9 Public Information Officer, (760) 920-0280
- Christopher Andriessen, Caltrans District 9 Public Information Officer, (760) 937-2138