June Lake (finally) gets road rehab

Six years after the idea of improving June Lake’s streets, the long-awaited $3.6 million rehab project will begin in September, the Mono County Board of Supervisors learned this past week.

In all, eight miles of pavement are to undergo resurfacing, beginning with the main drag through June Lake Village.

Jim Leddy, the county administrative officer, said the work would be done in pieces, so no streets will be closed during the rehab work.

He said the county’s contractor for the project would be able to get most of the work done by winter, but if not, then work would continue next summer.

The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, July 15, in essence gave the go-ahead, voting unanimously to approve a bid package and to advertise an invitation for bids.

The project, funded by the state and approved by the California Transportation Commission, was first programmed in 2008. Since then, the county’s Public Works Department has conducted many meetings among community groups to finalize the plans.

In addition to resurfacing the streets, the project also includes drainage improvements and signage and driveway transitions, according to Garrett Higerd, the assistant director of public works.

All of the design documents, including the project manual and project plans, are online at the county’s website.