Just in from Caltrans !
Bishop – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 9 continues to work on clearing snow, removing rocks, and repairing its eight highways with seasonal closures. 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, May 10, 2017:
State Route 89 – Monitor Pass
Highway was opened for the season on May 8, 2017, at 1:00 a.m. with no restrictions at this time.
State Route 108 – Sonora Pass
Crews continue to remove snow and are approximately 2 miles from the summit on the east side and about 5 miles from the summit on the west side. The snowpack is estimated to be 12 to 15 feet on the highway. There is no estimated date for reopening the highway at this time.
State Route 120 West – Tioga Pass (from the Junction of US 395 to the Yosemite National Park Gate)
Crews have removed snow passed Warren Creek. The snowpack is estimated to be between 8 to 15 feet on the highway, with up to 50 foot snowdrifts in some locations. The avalanche, debris flows, and rock fall danger is high and there is no estimated date for reopening the highway at this time.
State Route 270 – Bodie Road
All snow has been removed but the highway continues to remain closed at the request of Bodie State Park personnel.
State Route 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.
State Route 120 East – Mono Mills Highway opened for the season on April 14, 2017. Travelers should be aware of wild horses in the area.
State Route 158 – June Lake Loop Highway opened for the season on April 14, 2017.
State Route 168 West – Bishop Creek Highway reopened for the season on April 24, 2017.
All information is subject to change due to weather conditions.
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).
For the safety of workers and other motorists,
Be Work Zone Alert and Move Over where possible.