Construction in the Lakes Basin has been a common sight this summer and will continue through November as crews work on a bike and pedestrian underpass. (Photo: Kirkner)
Starting Oct. 4 through Nov. 7, Lake Mary Road will be temporarily closed to all access from the northern intersection with the Twin Lakes Loop Road to the southern intersection with Twin Lakes Loop Road. Access to the Lakes Basin will still be available by either Old Mammoth Road or Twin Lakes Loop Road.
The closure is due to the construction of a bike and pedestrian underpass, which is part of the Lakes Basin bike path development project. When completed, the Lakes Basin Path will run from the intersection of Lake Mary Road and Minaret Road to Horseshoe Lake. The Lakes Basin Path also includes a trail bridge over Mammoth Creek below the Twin Lakes highway bridge, a number of bus shelters, bus pullouts, connector trails, and an overlook. This project is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). For further information regarding the temporary road closure or scope of work, contact Jon Kazmierski, Recreation Officer for the Mammoth and Mono Lake Ranger Districts, at 760.924.5503 or firstname.lastname@example.org. –TOML