Mono County has temporarily closed Round Mountain Road from Sept. 5 through Oct. 5 to facilitate a section of work on the Digital 395 fiber optic project. According to the County, this closure was necessitated by a United States Forest Service requirement that the project not impact surrounding natural resources. In order to protect these resources, the work, which will install a critical link in the project, will take place in the middle of the narrow road. A detour route has been established that allows access to Casa Diablo and Owens Gorge Roads.
Also, in D395 news, Mono County Supervisor Byng Hunt reported at Tuesday’s Board meeting that on Sept. 5 the California Public Utilities Commission had approved an allocation of $10 million to help wrap things up on the project.