The Voodoo Chute is among the most vexing roads in Mammoth.
Anyone who has tried navigating the steep intersection of Lakeview Boulevard and Lake Mary Road has had issues with it in the winter, when ice causes accidents, blown nerves and, last year, a broken fence protecting the Lake Mary Bike Path.
But now, because of $200,000 in state money, along with a $20,000 match in the townâ€™s Measure U funds, Public Works Director Ray Jarvis said a solution is finally on the way.
Jarvisâ€™ crew will begin work this summer on building a heated street, to melt the ice before the SoCal visitors get a crack at it.
â€śThe heat will come from propane at first,â€ť Jarvis said, â€śbut weâ€™ll be able to retrofit it easily to geo-thermal.
â€śItâ€™s a great project, and I think our residents and visitors will appreciate the difference.â€ť