Mono Chain Up Areas


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Caltrans 9 (Bishop) (California Department of Transportation, District 9)
Document Title
Mono Chain Up Areas
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Project Applicant
CA Department of Transportation
Present Land Use
Highway Facility

Document Description
The CA Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is proposing to make improvements to ten existing chain control turnouts on U.S. 395 and build two new chain control turnouts; one on U.S. 395 near the SR 203 intersection (Mammoth Lakes) and the other on U.S. 6 near Slim Princess Road. Due to increased traffic during winter weekends and holidays, existing chain control turnouts can become crowded during peak times. Improvements to existing turnouts include new chain control signs with attached flashing beacons, expanded pavement areas, and the addition of twenty-three solar or conventionally-powered lights. Additional lights at chain control turnouts are proposed on future Caltrans projects, and cumulative impacts are discussed in this document.

Contact Information
Bradley Bowers
CA Department of Transportation
500 South Main Street
Bishop, CA 93514

Phone : (760) 872-2331


Cross Streets
U.S. 395 - Various locations, U.S. 6 and Slim Princess Road
State Highways
395, 6, 270, 203, 158
Mammoth Yosemite, Lee Vining
Rock Creek, Lake Crowley, Hot Creek, Mono Lake, Virginia Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Transportation (Create and expand chain control areas)
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Biological Resources Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Transportation Projects California Department of Parks and Recreation California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol California Public Utilities Commission Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Conservation Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 (Inyo & Mono Region) Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Office of Emergency Services, California Office of Historic Preservation Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 6 (Victorville) Resources Agency


Environmental Document
Executive Summary for Clearinghouse_DED_Mono Chain Up Areas   PDF 161 K Initial Study_DED_Mono Chain Up Areas   PDF 7897 K
NOC   PDF 1872 K
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