TAFT - A highway project near Taft is causing big backups and long delays on Highway 119.
The road also known as Taft Highway is the main route between Bakersfield and Taft.
Caltrans is doing what it calls pavement rehabilitation along a several mile stretch between Valley Acres and Elk Hills Road.
Crews are doing one way traffic control causing some drivers to have to wait 20 minutes or more to get through the construction zone.
Some drivers 23 ABC spoke to wonder if this is a waste of taxpayer dollars.
They say this stretch of road was paved in the last year or so and they want to know why it is being done again.
Caltrans confirms the stretch of road was paved last year. They say the current work is chip sealing that makes the new pavement last longer.
They say the project will run till late May and cost $668,000.
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