California Department of Transportation

Mono Lake Shoulder Widening

Mono County - Highway 395 - Post Mile 52.8 to 55.7

As of the meeting of the Mono County Local Transportation Commission on October 18, 2004, work on this project has been suspended pending further direction from the Local Transportation Commission.

Project Location:

The project starts from one mile north and extend to four miles north of Lee Vining.

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Project Description:

This project was proposed in 1997 to improve the operational safety of this section of highway and provide pullout opportunities to view Mono Lake. The scope of the project is to provide a highway cross section with 12 foot lanes and 8 foot shoulders, provide paved pullout opportunities for lake viewing, and upgrade the drainage and other facilities to current design standards.

Project Status:

Estimated Project Cost
Current Project Phase
Environmental Evaluation
Estimated Date of Current Phase Completion
October 2003
Estimated Date of Final Plans
October 2005
Estimated Date of Construction Completion
January 2007

For more details please see Project Status.

Draft Environmental Document

The Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Mono Lake Shoulder Widening Project is available for review as of October 1, 2003. The comment period closes on December 1, 2003. To provide comments via email, contact Juan Torres.

Notice of Public Hearing

Draft Environmental Impact Report

PDT Meeting Notes:

Meeting Notes


Project Photos:

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Aerial photo of southern portion of the project
Aerial photo of the middle portion of the project
View of the highway form the Mono Lake shoreline


Public Participation Plan

This page last updated in June 2002

Project Manager:

Brad Mettam
500 S. Main Street
Bishop, CA 93514