Digital 395 work begins near Mammoth this week


After three years of planning, Digital 395 crews were set to hit the area south of Mammoth this week, officials said.

“The plowing and boring south of Mammoth along 395 will be quite visible to the locals and there will be some heavy equipment for sure,” said Michael Ort, the private developer for the huge, 563-mile-long high-speed broadband digital cable installation project.

“They start this week along that section (near McGee Creek), moving south toward Bishop,” he said.

The company will also be working along U.S. 395 adjacent to Mono Lake with some big boring equipment, and up by Virginia Lakes with some impressive, big rock grinding machines called “rock wheels,” he said.