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Highway 99 closed near Highway 58 for bridge widening

Road Closed and Road Construction Signs
Posted at 5:48 PM, Feb 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-18 20:48:23-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Highway 99 will be closed tonight at the Highway 58 junction to allow for work on the Highway 58 bridge widening.

The freeway closure is expected to be in place between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Northbound traffic will be detoured eastbound onto Highway 58 then will exit at H Street and return westbound to re-enter northbound Highway 99.

On Wednesday Highway 99 will be closed in this area between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. for work on the bridge widening. Southbound traffic will be detoured off the freeway at Stockdale Highway and follow Real Road to Ming Avenue re-enter the freeway.

Wible Road will be closed tonight between Stockdale Highway and Belle Terrace from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. to allow the contractor to set pre-cast concrete girders for the bridge widening. The closure will affect through traffic in both directions.

Wible Road traffic will be detoured to H Street during the closure. The Wible Road on-ramp to northbound Highway 99 and the westbound Highway 58-to-southbound Highway 99 loop ramp will also be closed while this work is underway.

The on-ramp from Ming Avenue to northbound State Route 99 will be closed between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. tonight through Thursday, February 20. Northbound motorists will be detoured to H Street, north to Highway 58, then west to the northbound Highway 99 connector ramp.

Daytime reverse traffic control remains in place on Wible Road through the end of the month for storm drain improvements.

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.