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It might just be the first time in history that itâ€™s been possible to patch asphalt cracks in the middle of January.
Normally a job for the short summer months, roadwork in Mono County comes to a screeching halt every winter.
Except this one
Not only is there no snow, itâ€™s been in the 50s and 60s during the dayâ€”warm enough to set finicky tar asphalt patches.
The funky and cracked road to the Mammoth Yosemite Airport will be getting a facelift in the next week or so, despite a bit of tug-o-war between the county supervisors Tuesday.
â€śI just donâ€™t see how this $3,500 is really going to fix that road,â€ť said Mono County Supervisor Tim Hansen, a Caltrans contractor himself. â€śIt needs a lot more than that.â€ť
Getting the Town of Mammoth to contribute more toward the road also came up, though with a $40 million lawsuit looming, reality wasnâ€™t far behind.
That probably wonâ€™t happen.
Nevertheless, the majority of the supervisors agreed to move ahead with fixing the road.