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City of Bakersfield announces road closure affecting M Street

Posted at 2:35 PM, Aug 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-16 17:35:30-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — If you use southbound M Street, you might want to take note. The City of Bakersfield has announced the closure of southbound M Steet starting on Tuesday, August 20th.

The contractor for the 24th Street Improvement Project will need to close southbound M Street on the south side of 23rd Street for one week, beginning Tuesday, August 20. Southbound traffic will be detoured around the closure at 24th Street then south on L Street to eastbound 22nd Street to return to M Street.

Northbound M Street is expected to remain open to traffic during the around-the-clock closure. This work is not expected to impact eastbound traffic on 23rd Street or westbound traffic on 24th Street.

The closure is needed for drainage work.
Janet Wheeler, Thomas Roads Improvement Program

Drivers should consider alternate routes to avoid delays. The City of Bakersfield also reminds drivers to slow down in construction zones and to watch for construction workers.