BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Motorists are advised to anticipate nighttime lane closures for the inside travel lanes on State Route 58 in the vicinity of P Street and Madison Street, Sunday through Thursday, January 12 - 16.
The lane closures are necessary to allow the contractor for the State Route 58 Gap Closure project to work on the bridges crossing over these streets.
These lane closures will affect both eastbound and westbound traffic and will be in effect between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., each night. At least one travel lane will remain open in each direction while work is underway.
The contractor will be working on the westbound State Route 58/P Street crossing on Sunday and Monday nights, January 12-13. This work will require the closure of P Street at State Route 58 between the hours of 8:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. The contractor will also be working along P Street in the vicinity of the freeway during daytime hours on Tuesday, January 14.
The contractor will perform work on the State Route 58/Madison Street crossing on Tuesday through Thursday nights, January 14-16. This work will also require the closure of Madison Street at State Route 58 between the hours of 8:30 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Motorists needing to cross the freeway during these street closures can detour around the area by using either the South Chester Avenue or Union Avenue overcrossings.
During daytime hours, the contractor will continue work within the freeway median. This work is being performed behind concrete barriers and is not expected to impact traffic; however, motorists should remain alert while traveling through the area and watch for construction personnel and vehicles that may be entering or leaving the freeway from the median.
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.