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The rough and not always ready road to Mammoth Yosemite Airport could see some major repair work in the next few years after new Census 2010 population numbers triggered a different classification for some roads.
The new classification allows roads used by a community with more than 5,000 people—in this case Mammoth Lakes—to access federal funds for roads that are heavily used by the community, even if the roads are not within the community.
The idea was supported by most of the county supervisors, who voted on a resolution to allow the county to streamline access to such funds. South County District 2 Supervisor Fred Stump voted against the resolution.