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23rd Street, H Street closed this weekend due to drainage work

Posted at 12:30 PM, Jun 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-13 15:30:53-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The intersection of 23rd Street and H Street will be closed this weekend for drainage work.

The intersection is scheduled to close Friday, June 14 at 7 p.m. and is expected to re-open on Monday, June 17 at 5 a.m.

According to the Thomas Roads Improvement Project, this closure will affect all directions of travel. Eastbound motorists will be detoured south on G Street to 22nd Street and back to 23rd Street via northbound Eye Street. Northbound and southbound H Street motorists are encouraged to use F Street or Chester Avenue.

Following the H Street closure, the contractor will need to close Eye Street at 23rd Street on Monday morning for utility and drainage work, according to the Thomas Roads Improvement Project. This work is adjacent to 23rd Street, but the closure will not impact eastbound travel. However, access to and from 23rd Street and Eye Street is expected to be closed for two weeks.

The contractor will also need to close access to and from 23rd Street and G Street from June 17 through June 19. This closure is also needed for drainage work.

Motorists can use adjacent streets to detour around the Eye Street and G Street closures. Patrons will still be able to access businesses from 22nd Street.

Officials are asking motorist to slow down and watch for construction workers and equipment while driving through the work zone.