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Caltrans District 9
District 9 of Caltrans encompasses the central-east portion of the State with headquarters in Bishop. The District is responsible for all of the State Highway System in Inyo and Mono counties. It is responsible for maintenance, permitting, traffic operations, planning, local assistance, and intergovernmental review for northern San Bernardino and eastern Kern Counties, through agreement with District 9 (San Bernardino) and District 6 (Fresno).
In geographical size, the District is the 3rd largest covering 19,740 square miles, containing varied topography. Mount Whitney (the highest peak in the lower 48 States) is less than 150 miles from Badwater in Death Valley (the lowest point in the US). There are several state highways that cross the Sierra Nevada mountain range; one leads to the east entrance of Yosemite National Park. The District is in the western portion of the Great Basin, which includes the Owens Valley, bordered by the White and Inyo Mountains to the east and Sierra to the west. The Mojave Desert encompasses parts of Inyo, San Bernardino and eastern Kern Counties. The varied topography and elevation lend to a wide range of climate zones.
The District has nineteen US and State designated highways.
For up to the minute road information click here to view our interactive road map: Caltrans Quickmap
Caltrans Mission & Vision
Mission: Provide a safe, sustainable, integrated and efficient transportation system to enhance California's economy and livability.
Vision: A performance-driven, transparent and accountable organization that values its people, resources and partners, and meets new challenges through leadership, innovation and teamwork.
If you have any comments or inquiries about Caltrans please call Florene Trainor, District 9 Public Information Officer at 760-872-0603 or e-mail by clicking here: Florene Trainor.
This office issues encroachment permits for work and activities in or encroaching on the State Highway Right of Way. Permit requests are reviewed and issued for activities that range from special events and traffic control to highway and utility construction projects. For further assistance, please e-mail Mark Reistetter at Mark_Reistetter@dot.ca.gov