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Construction nearly complete on the Rosedale Highway Widening Project

Ceremonial ribbon cutting on September 29
Posted at 5:04 PM, Sep 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-22 20:04:20-04

Construction crews are completing work on the Rosedale Highway Widening Project and a ribbon cutting ceremony has been scheduled for September 29, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.

The event will be held on the northeast quadrant of the Rosedale Highway-Mohawk Street intersection at the San Joaquin Facilities Management, Inc., Rosedale Highway Office, 5400 Rosedale Highway.

Work began on the $16 million construction project in spring 2015 and the project widened the roadway to provide six traffic lanes (three in each direction). Work was also done to improve the intersections between Calloway Drive and Gibson Street.

On-street parking is no longer allowed along this section of Rosedale Highway.

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Construction crews are currently working to complete roadway striping, installing signal loops, and finishing other final details. Crews are expected to remain in the area for a few more weeks while various punch list items are completed.

This project increases road capacity along one of Bakersfield’s busiest commuter routes, thereby improving circulation and travel times.