(STORY UPDATE – POSTED 2-16 @ 11:00 AM.) Caltrans hosted a virtual meeting last night with 30 attendees. While a request for more time to study various proposals before approval of a negative environmental declaration (comments due by March 4) Caltrans assured residents that the design features of the highway need not be decided until January 2023.
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A proposed road diet, consisting of Highway 395 being reduced from its current four lanes of travel, reduced to two lanes – one in each direction, and reverse back-in parking are two ideas being proposed by Caltrans for Lee Vining (Option #2 pictured. )
The project proposes to rehabilitate the existing 2 1/2 miles of Highway 395 through Lee Vining – replace, repair, or construct new pavement & facilities including drainage, sidewalks, curb ramps, driveways, street lighting, landscaping, a retaining wall, and guardrails.
Four conceptual cross-section design options have been prepared for the community of Lee Vining.
Caltrans wants the community’s input. There are many ways you can submit your comments on this project:
Fill out the Electronic Comment Card https://deavpm.wixsite.com/d9lvrehab/submit-comments
Or mail your written comments to: Caltrans District 9, Attn: Ryan Spaulding, 500 S. Main Street, Bishop, CA 93514
Or Email your comments directly to: Ryan.Spaulding@dot.ca.gov
The official comment period is from February 3 to March 4, 2022. Comments must be received by the comment period deadline to be addressed in the Final Environmental Document.
See the entire proposal at https://deavpm.wixsite.com/d9lvrehab
Caltrans pushed pack-in parking a few years ago with a revitalization of 395 in Bridgeport. One local business employee stated to KIBS/KBOV News, “The community hates it.”
The Mono Basin Regional Planning Advisory Committee will be meeting by Zoom on Thursday, Feb. 17 at 5:30 PM discussing this subject. To comment, log onto Zoom Meeting ID 845 2784 7218 or by phone 669-900-6833, Password #1234.
The project is planned for a 2025 completion.