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As construction continues on Highway 99, more closures are announced

Posted at 1:43 PM, Feb 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-12 16:54:53-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Closures along Highway 99 have become second nature as construction by the Thomas Road Improvement Program continues.

In the latest traffic advisory, TRIP announced closures at the on-ramp at Ming Avenue and a closure on Wible Road.

According to TRIP, the on-ramp from Ming Avenue to Northbound 99 will be closed during nighttime hours Tuesday, Feb. 18 through Thursday, Feb. 20. The closures are expected to be in place between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., each night.

Northbound drivers can enter the 99 from the on-ramp at Wible Road located approximately one mile north of Ming Avenue.

Wible Road, between Stockdale Highway and Belle Terrace, will also experience daytime traffic control through the end of the month.

According to TRIP, flagging personnel may need to stop traffic for up to five minutes between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Drivers are advised to use alternate routes or allow sufficient time to reach their destination if they must use Wible Road during this time period.

A nighttime closure will be in place on Tuesday night, between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.

The closure will affect through traffic in both directions between Stockdale Highway and the Northbound 99 on-ramp from Wible Road.

This on-ramp will remain open, but drivers will need to approach the on-ramp from Ming Avenue while work is underway.

The Westbound 58 to Southbound 99 loop ramp will also be closed while the girders are set in place.