Caltrans on Reopening of Ebbetts Pass for 2024 Season

Caltrans on Reopening of Ebbetts Pass for 2024 Season

Lake Alpine, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is pleased to announce the formal reopening of Ebbetts Pass for the 2024 season as of Wednesday, May 9, 2024. Our Woodfords and Camp Connell Maintenance crews made great progress with their snow removal operations this week to reopen State Route 4 prior to Memorial Day. Ebbetts […]

Ebbetts Pass Cleared to Raymond Meadows

Ebbetts Pass Cleared to Raymond Meadows

Markleeville, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) continues to make good progress clearing Ebbetts Pass this season. Our Woodfords Maintenance Yard crew members began snow removal operations on Ebbetts Pass early last week and have already cleared approximately 5 miles of State Route 4. Caltrans has formally relocated the Ebbetts Pass closure gate up to […]

Ebbetts Pass Winter Closure Gate Relocation

Ebbetts Pass Winter Closure Gate Relocation

Markleeville, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will be relocating the State Route 4/Ebbetts Pass winter gate closure currently at Raymond Meadows up to the State Route 4/89 Junction in preparation for this week’s atmospheric river event. The State Route 4/Ebbetts Pass winter gate closure relocation is scheduled for Thursday, February 29, 2024, at 2:00 […]

One-Way Traffic Control on Hwy 88 Next Week

One-Way Traffic Control on Hwy 88 Next Week

Alpine County, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct the following one-way traffic control next week on State Route 88 (SR-88) for maintenance operations. Work is scheduled as follows: STATE ROUTE 88 • One-way traffic control from Red Lake Vista Point to Red Lake Road for guardrail repair work beginning on Monday, December 18, […]

Ebbetts, Sonora & Monitor Passes to Close Temporarily Today Ahead of Weak Storm System

Ebbetts, Sonora & Monitor Passes to Close Temporarily Today Ahead of Weak Storm System

Arnold, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will temporarily close State Route 108 East (Sonora Pass) to traffic at Kennedy Meadows due to storm conditions, beginning at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 29, 2023. The California Department of Transportation will also temporarily close State Route 4 (Ebbetts Pass) and State Route 89 (Monitor Pass) to […]

Incoming Weather to Close Hwy 4 Over Ebbetts Pass Today at Noon

Incoming Weather to Close Hwy 4 Over Ebbetts Pass Today at Noon

Alpine County, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close State Route 4 from Lake Alpine to the Route 89 junction (Ebbetts Pass) due to snowy conditions, beginning at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 25, 2023. There is currently no estimated time of opening for this stretch of State Route 4. For the latest road […]

Highway 4 Closure & Traffic Controls this Week in Alpine County

Highway 4 Closure & Traffic Controls this Week in Alpine County

Alpine, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct the following traffic controls next week: State Route 4, Full highway closure one mile east of Upper Creek Bridge for roadway excavation beginning Tuesday, September 12, through Thursday, September 14, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. One-way traffic control one mile east of Upper Creek Bridge […]

No Tobacco Products are Sold to Young Adults in Alpine County

No Tobacco Products are Sold to Young Adults in Alpine County

Markleeville, CA…Alpine County’s two tobacco retailers, the Markleeville General Store and Lake Alpine Lodge passed a tobacco spot check by refusing to sell to someone under the age of 21. On July 12th and July 17th, The Alpine County Tobacco Control Program conducted its annual local survey of tobacco retailers and their compliance with the […]

Caltrans Opening Hwy 4 Over Ebbetts Pass for Spring/Summer 2023 Today

Caltrans Opening Hwy 4 Over Ebbetts Pass for Spring/Summer 2023 Today

Markleeville & Lake Alpine, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will formally reopen State Route 4 over Ebbetts Pass on Thursday, June 8, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. for the spring/summer 2023 season barring any unforeseen circumstances. Ebbetts Pass, at 8,730 feet of elevation, has been closed since mid-November for the 2022-23 winter season. Caltrans crews […]

State Route 4 Closure on East Side of Ebbetts Pass Moved to Wolf Creek for Fishing & Camping Access

State Route 4 Closure on East Side of Ebbetts Pass Moved to Wolf Creek for Fishing & Camping Access

Markleeville, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 10 moved the closure on the east side of State Route 4/Ebbetts Pass from Gate #5 at the State Route 89/4 junction to Gate #4 at Wolf Creek at approximately 8:00 a.m. today (Wednesday, May 17, 2023). This allows the public to access the East Fork of […]

SR-89 Remains Closed Past Laramie Street in Markleeville

SR-89 Remains Closed Past Laramie Street in Markleeville

Markleeville, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has issued a full closure of State Route 89 south of Laramie Street in Markleeville due to mudslides from recent winter storms. There is no estimated time when the highway will be reopened. Crews are working every day to reopen the highway as soon as possible. Motorists can […]

SR-89 Remains Closed Past Laramie Street in Markleeville

SR-89 Remains Closed Past Laramie Street in Markleeville

Markleeville, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has issued a long-term, full closure of State Route 89 past Laramie Street in Markleeville due to mudslides from recent winter storms. There is no estimated time when the highway will be reopened. Motorists can reach downtown Markeeville, including the Carson River Resort, traveling south on Route 89. […]

SR-89 Remains Closed Past Laramie Street in Markleeville

SR-89 Remains Closed Past Laramie Street in Markleeville

Markleeville, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has issued a long-term, full highway closure of State Route 89 past Laramie Street in Markleeville due to mudslides from recent winter storms. There is no estimated time of reopening the highway. Motorists can reach downtown Markeeville, including the Carson River Resort, traveling south on Route 89. Route […]

SR-89 Remains Closed Past Laramie Street in Markleeville

SR-89 Remains Closed Past Laramie Street in Markleeville

Markleeville, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has issued a long-term, full highway closure of State Route 89 past Laramie Street in Markleeville due to mudslides from recent winter storms. There is no estimated time of reopening the highway. Motorists can reach downtown Markleeville, including the Carson River Resort, traveling south on Route 89. Route […]

Monitor Pass to Close on Wednesday Ahead of Next Storm

Monitor Pass to Close on Wednesday Ahead of Next Storm

Markleeville, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to close State Route 89 from the junction of Route 4 to U.S. 395 (Monitor Pass) at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 30, 2022, to protect public safety due to an incoming storm. Caltrans will evaluate and determine whether to reopen Monitor Pass or keep it closed […]

Ebbetts Pass Has Been Added With Sonora Pass as Winter Closures

Ebbetts Pass Has Been Added With Sonora Pass as Winter Closures

Bear Valley, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has closed State Route 4/Ebbetts Pass and Route 108/Sonora Pass for the winter. Route 4 is closed from the Mt. Reba turnoff just west of Lake Alpine to Silver Creek, 5 miles west of the Route 89 junction (Alpine County), and Route 108 is closed from the […]

One Way Traffic Controls on Hwy 88 in Alpine County for Construction & Repairs

One Way Traffic Controls on Hwy 88 in Alpine County for Construction & Repairs

Alpine County, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform various operations on State Route 88 next week in Alpine County. Route 88 • One-way traffic control from the Lake Margaret Trailhead to Schneider Cow Camp Road for highway construction beginning Monday, November 14, through Thursday, November 17, from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and […]

Hermitfest West is Coming to Bear Valley on September 10th, 2022

Hermitfest West is Coming to Bear Valley on September 10th, 2022

Bear Valley, CA…The Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway Association is excited to invite you to join us for our annual celebration on the pass, fondly known as Hermitfest. This year we will be celebrating in the ballfield at Bear Valley with an all-day music festival on Saturday, September 10th, from noon-8 pm (but you know the […]

Hermitfest West is Coming to Bear Valley on September 10th, 2022

Hermitfest West is Coming to Bear Valley on September 10th, 2022

Bear Valley, CA…The Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway Association is excited to invite you to join us for our annual celebration on the pass, fondly known as Hermitfest. This year we will be celebrating in the ballfield at Bear Valley with an all-day music festival on Saturday, September 10th, from noon-8 pm (but you know the […]

Hermitfest West is Coming to Bear Valley on September 10th, 2022

Hermitfest West is Coming to Bear Valley on September 10th, 2022

Bear Valley, CA…The Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway Association is excited to invite you to join us for our annual celebration on the pass, fondly known as Hermitfest. This year we will be celebrating in the ballfield at Bear Valley with an all-day music festival on Saturday, September 10th, from noon-8 pm (but you know the […]

State Route 89 Opens to One-Way Traffic Control Today Aug. 18! Visit and Shop in Markeeville!!

State Route 89 Opens to One-Way Traffic Control Today Aug. 18!  Visit and Shop in Markeeville!!

Markleeville, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) continues to make excellent progress to restore full access on State Route 89 north of Markleeville in Alpine County. Caltrans District 10 has completed slurry and native material placement and compaction operations over a 120-foot long, 8-foot diameter culvert. The final structural section will be installed today. Route […]

Update #6: Caltrans Working to Reopen State Route 89

Update #6: Caltrans Working to Reopen State Route 89

Alpine County, CA… – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is making excellent progress to restore full access on State Route 89 north of Markleeville in Alpine County. Caltrans District 10 will complete slurry placement over a 120-foot long, 8-foot diameter culvert today, Wednesday, August 17, 2022. Construction crews also will focus on backfilling and […]

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

Bear Valley, 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 […]

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 […]

2022 Tour of The California Alps Road Closures

2022 Tour of The California Alps Road Closures

Alpine County, CA… The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will temporarily close portions of SR-4 and SR-89 to all traffic, except for emergency, law enforcement and support vehicles, for the 2022 Tour of the California Alps – Death Ride. State highways will be impacted as follows on Saturday, July 16, 2022: • SR-4/Ebbetts Pass will […]

Alpine County Approves Partnership with Golden State Connect Authority for Deployment of Open-Access, Municipal Internet

Alpine County Approves Partnership with Golden State Connect Authority  for Deployment of Open-Access, Municipal Internet

Markleeville, CA…On July 5, the Alpine County Board of Supervisors approved a partnership agreement with Golden State Connect Authority (GSCA) to install reliable, affordable high-speed internet infrastructure in Alpine County. This is one of several initial project locations that GSCA is exploring across its 39 rural member counties for the deployment of an open-access, municipal […]

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 […]

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