Failing pavement on Hwy 203 placed three years ago needs to be replaced with a different formulation of hot mix asphalt that will be more durable. Granite Construction will begin work grinding and paving Hwy 203 on July 25. Look for construction area signs and utility covers lowered prior to the grinding and paving. Lane closures will be required, but should not restrict access to streets and businesses. The work will start at U.S. 395, including ramps, and continue up Hwy 203 to the Main Lodge.
Grinding and paving is planned to start on August 3 or 4 starting at U.S. 395. The work will be done in the following stages:
1. U.S. 395 to Sierra Park Rd.-4 days
2. Sierra Park Rd to Minaret Rd.-4 days
3. Minaret Rd to Mammoth Knolls Rd.-1 day
4. Mammoth Knolls Rd to MMSA Main Lodge – 6 days
To complete the project, there will be shoulder backing, raising utility covers and striping, which will require lane closures, but will be much less intrusive than the paving operation. All work is expected to be complete by mid to late September. Additional public information will follow including the notification of adjacent businesses prior to each stage of work. –TOML