BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Chester Avenue/H Street westbound on-ramp to State Route 58 will be closed for a two-week period, beginning December 2 - 13.
The full closure is needed to construct a retaining wall and widen the on-ramp to two lanes.
During this period, motorists wanting to access westbound State Route 58 to connect with northbound or southbound State Route 99 will need to enter the freeway via the State Route 58/Union Avenue Interchange, located approximately one mile to the east. Alternately, motorists can continue west on Brundage Lane for approximately one mile to directly access northbound or southbound State Route 99.
Motorists are reminded that nighttime lane closures and intermittent ramp closures will continue on State Route 58, between State Route 99 and Cottonwood Road, December 2 - 4.
Closures will be in effect for the eastbound inside lane and the westbound outside lane. Intermittent nighttime ramp closures may be required. These closures will be in effect between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.
The contractor will also be moving concrete barrier rail onto the site on December 2 - 5, and motorists should stay alert to vehicles that may be entering or leaving the median area.
Motorists are reminded to pay attention to construction signs and to watch for road construction vehicles and personnel while driving through this area. The Thomas Roads Improvement Program apologizes for any inconvenience this work may cause the traveling public.
For additional information on the State Route 58 Gap Closure Project, please visit our website at www.BakersfieldFreeways.us.
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