Centennial Corridor Project Raises Questions

Project Could Place Freeway Through Bakersfield Neighborhoods

Local homeowners heard the latest news from the California Department of Transportation on Monday night about a proposed Bakersfield freeway that could run through the center of town.

Residents gathered at McKinnley School on Fourth Street to get the latest on several alternate routes for the Centennial Corridor Project.

The project would create an east-west freeway in Bakersfield, though some proposals have the freeway running through neighborhoods.

Like in every meeting so far, residents had a lot of questions about how it will affect them.

No official decision has been made on which of the many routes being looked at would be implemented.