Eastern California traffic
On a related note, Caltrans District Nine folks are working on a study of freight movement and related needs for additional parking along highways 14, 395, 6, and 58.
Like the need to upgrade 58 over the Tehachapis, this project is a response to increased truck traffic.
Estimated truck traffic on highways 6, 14, and 395 is expected to increase significantly by 2040.
Recommendations for handling increased truck parking along the 14/395 corridor include expanding Caltrans roadside rest areas in Boron, Mammoth, Coso Junction and Big Pine, and parking on highway rights of way in Bridgeport, Bishop, Ridgecrest and Tehachapi.
The study also recommends encouraging the private sector to build truck parking, possibly as part of a business, in Bishop and Ridgecrest.
The significance of all these efforts is also reflected in construction of a freeway bypass on 58 at Kramer Junction and of new truck stops in Boron and Kramer Junction, along with the two new truck stops in Tehachapi.