Last segment of Bakersfield highway project to begin

Project expected to finish in 18 months

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A ceremony will mark the latest milestone of a massive freeway project.

A groundbreaking ceremony for the latest segment of the Westside Parkway will be held on the north side of Stockdale Highway near Heath Road at 1:30 p.m.

This phase will extend the freeway from Allen Road to Heath Road, adding two miles in addition to a bridge at Renfro Road.

It's expected to take 18 months to finish.

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