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Posted on: September 19, 2022

ROAD AND MULTI-USE PATH (MUP) REHABILITATION RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY

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On Wednesday, September 21 at 3:45pm in front of the of the Mammoth Middle School, the Mammoth Lakes Town Council will be conducting a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of the $2.7 million 2021 Road and MUP Rehabilitation Project.

In 2020 as a part of the Town’s regular road conditions assessment program, the Town identified several roads and multi-use paths (MUPs) for rehabilitation. Many factors, including geotechnical investigation, Engineer’s estimates and road condition, were taken into consideration to determine the best method for rehabilitation of each road given the budget, and to ultimately decide which roads could be included in the scope of the proposed 2021 Road and MUP Rehabilitation Project.

A Project Study Report was prepared and submitted to Caltrans to request $2.7 million in funding from the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), which was allocated in May 2021. The project was released for bids in June 2021, and 3 bids were received. The project was awarded to the lowest responsible bidder, Qualcon Contractors, Inc in July 2021.

Construction began in September of 2021, during which time reconstruction of Commerce Circle and portions of the Town Loop Multi Use Path system were completed. These included Mammoth Creek Park tunnel to the intersection of the MUP and the gravel road, Commerce Drive to Thompsons Way, Trails End Park to the Mammoth High School, and the small section at the lookout on the Mammoth Creek Park MUP.

After a winter suspension, work resumed in 2022, with the rehabilitation of Red Fir, Mountain Boulevard, and portions of Majestic Pines, Monterey Pine and Sherwin St being completed. New Class 2 Bike lanes were added along Majestic Pines from Meridian Boulevard to Kelly Lane to continue to make our Town more bike accessible. This project also included drainage improvements at Mountain Boulevard and Monterey Pine. 

By employing a variety of repair tactics including grinding, pulverization, and crack sealing, each of these roads and paths now have a renewed life. 

We want to thank all residents for their patience and understanding during construction.

As a friendly reminder, dogs are required to be leashed on all multi-use paths within the Town's municipal boundary. 

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