Caltrans announces one-way traffic control alert during construction

TAFT, Calif. - State Route 119, Panama Road-Taft Highway, will be reduced to one way traffic control beginning Wednesday Feb. 19 through Friday Feb. 21 between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Closures will take place between Par Street and just west of Old River Road in Kern County.

State Route 223, Bear Mountain Boulevard, will be reduced to one way traffic control those same days and times.

Closures will take place near the Kern Island Canal just east of State Route 99 in Kern County.

Construction crews will be conducting one way traffic control at these locations and during the work hours listed above with the use of a pilot car and flagging personnel through the work zone.

Commuters are reminded to obey flagging personnel and pay close attention to road construction vehicles and personnel at all times.

Caltrans wants to remind people that in these construction zones delays can last up to 15 minutes. If you can, you should avoid these areas and take alternate routes.

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