MOUNTAIN PASS ROUTES

Caltrans issues ETA’s for reopening of several local mountain passes

Posted by Seth Conners

According to a press release fro Stuart Brown in Mammoth, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 9 has begun working on clearing snow, removing rocks, and repairing roads to its eight mountain passes.  As work progresses, pedestrians, bicyclists, skiers, etc. are advised to stay out of these areas. Safety is our number one priority, for the public as well as Caltrans’ workers. This is the District 9 Seasonal Pass Status as of Wednesday, April 12, 2017:

SR 89 – Monitor Pass

Snow removal has begun from US Highway 395 to the Alpine County line.  There is approximately 5 feet of snowpack at the Mono/Alpine County line.  Road repair is required before reopening.  There is no estimated date for reopening the highway at this time.

SR 108 – Sonora Pass

Snow removal equipment is in place and starting to work on the lower sections of the highway.  The snowpack is estimated to be 5 to 12 feet on the highway.  There is no estimated date for reopening the highway at this time.

SR 270 – Bodie Road

All snow has been removed but the highway remains closed at the request of Bodie State Park personnel.

SR 120 West – Tioga Pass (from the Junction of US 395 to the Yosemite National Park Gate)

Snow removal equipment is in place and starting to work on the lower sections of the highway.  The snowpack is estimated to be between 8 to 15 feet on the highway, with up to 50 foot snowdrifts in some locations.  There is no estimated date for reopening the highway at this time.

SR 120 East – Mono Mills

All snow has been removed and minor road repair is complete.  Seasonal opening is scheduled for 2:00 pm Friday, April 14, 2017.  If the area is impacted by inclement weather Caltrans may have to re-close the highway.

SR 158 – June Lake Loop

All snow has been removed and minor road repair is complete.  Seasonal opening is scheduled for noon Friday, April 14, 2017.  If the area is impacted by inclement weather Caltrans may have to re-close the highway.

SR 203 – From the Mammoth Mountain Parking Lot to Minaret Vista

This section of highway is under permit of Mammoth Mountain Ski area for the winter ski season.  There is no estimated date for reopening the highway at this time.

SR 168 West – Above Aspendell

Snow removal has begun and there is approximately 2 to 5 feet of snowpack at the end of the highway.  The estimated date for reopening is April 21, weather permitting.

Crestview Roadside Rest Area

Reopened on Wednesday, April 5th for the summer season.

State Route 182 Closed due to Rockslide – UPDATE

The California Department of Transportation would like to notify travelers that State Route 182 in Mono County near Bridgeport remains closed due to a rockslide across the highway.  Work is continuing on clearing the roadway.  The estimated date for reopening the highway is April 21st. The traveling public is advised to use U.S. Highway 395 as an alternate route.

All information is subject to change and is weather dependent.

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