Caltrans Enacts Emergency Plan to Install Culvert and Reopen State Route 89

Caltrans Enacts Emergency Plan to Install Culvert and Reopen State Route 89

Markleeville, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has enacted an emergency order to install temporary drainage facilities on State Route 89 near Markleeville (Alpine County) in an effort to reopen the highway as safely and expeditiously as possible. Route 89 currently remains closed from Turtle Rock Park to Route 4 due to a devastating mud […]

Hwy 4 Over Ebbetts Pass Reopens After Caltrans Clears Mudslides

Hwy 4 Over Ebbetts Pass Reopens After Caltrans Clears Mudslides

Markleeville, CA…State Route 4 Ebbetts Pass was closed last night due to several mudslides caused by heavy thunderstorm activity. Caltrans, District 10 crews worked into the night to clear the mud and debris and were able to reopen around 12:30 a.m. today. Thunderstorms are predicted to continue through the day, so crews will be monitoring […]

Hwy 89 Betweek Turtle Rock Park & Montegomery Street Closed Due to Mud & Debris Flows

Hwy 89 Betweek Turtle Rock Park & Montegomery Street Closed Due to Mud & Debris Flows

Markleeville, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in conjunction with the California Highway Patrol and the Alpine County Sheriff, has closed State Route 89 between Turtle Rock County Park Road and Montgomery Street in Markleeville (Alpine County), due to mud and debris flows from heavy rain that washed out a portion of the roadway on […]

Cherished Campground in Alpine County Close to Reopening Following Tamarack Fire Cleanup

Cherished Campground in Alpine County Close to Reopening Following Tamarack Fire Cleanup

Markleeville, CA…Now, less than a year after the Tamarack Fire blew through parts of Alpine County including the small town of Markleeville where Turtle Rock Park Campground is located, debris removal operations managed by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) have reached completion. In total, state-contracted crews removed more than 95.2 tons of debris […]

One Way Traffic Control on Hwy 89 for Bridge Work

One Way Traffic Control on Hwy 89 for Bridge Work

Markleeville, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct bridge work next week on State Route 89 in Alpine County. Route 89 • One-way traffic control from Markleeville Creek to Montgomery Street for bridge work from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 3, 2022. Motorists should expect10- minute delays and use alternate routes […]

State Route 89 (Monitor Pass) Opens Again for Spring Season

State Route 89 (Monitor Pass) Opens Again for Spring Season

Markleeville, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) opened State Route 89/Monitor Pass at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, after it was closed on Monday, April 11, 2022, due to a storm that hit the Sierra Nevada. Route 4/Ebbetts Pass and Route 108/Sonora Pass remain in a winter closure as crews continue to remove […]

State Route 89 (Monitor Pass) to Close Ahead of Storm

State Route 89 (Monitor Pass) to Close Ahead of Storm

Markleeville, CA…Caltrans will close State Route 89/Monitor Pass on Monday, April 11, ahead of a snowstorm forecast to hit the Sierra Nevada early next week. Maintenance crews will close access to the highway starting at 8:00 a.m. and will assess it for reopening once the storm has passed. Several more mountain highways remain in a […]

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