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Bakersfield looking to improve roads near schools

School Crossing Sign (AP FILE)
Posted at 11:26 AM, Aug 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-08 14:26:24-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — Back to school is right around the corner and to make the first day a little smoother the city of Bakersfield is looking to improve several roadways near schools.

The city shared a video on its social media highlighting how public works has been repaving roads in front of city schools and in the direct routes to school. They're also upgrading curbs and gutters to make them ADA compliant.

According to the city, the project will benefit seven schools within the city limits.

Those schools include:

  • O.J. Actis Junior High School
  • Christa McAuliffe Elementary School
  • Owens Intermediate School
  • Patriot Elementary School
  • Plantation Elementary School
  • Roosevelt Elementary School
  • Juliet Thorner Elementary School

The repaving is scheduled to be completed by this Friday.