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K Street closure at 23rd Street in Bakersfield begins Saturday

Posted at 5:35 PM, Jul 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-12 20:35:17-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — If you use K Street in Bakersfield, you might want to make note. The "contractor for the 24th Street Improvement Project will need to close K Street on the south side of 23rd Street beginning tomorrow, July 11, at 6 a.m."

"The closure is expected to remain in effect through Sunday, July 14 and will affect access to and from K Street on the south side of 23rd Street."

In addition, drainage work is also being done this weekend on Chester Avenue.

"This work will close Chester Avenue on the south side of 23rd Street, affecting both northbound and southbound access across the intersection."

If you are looking for alternate routes to avoid the construction work: "Northbound and southbound motorists can use either H Street or L Street to cross the 23rd Street/24th Street corridor while work is underway."

The drainage work is not expected to impact eastbound traffic on 23rd Street or westbound traffic on 24th Street.

The city of Bakersfield reminds drivers to "slow down and watch for construction workers and equipment while driving through the work zone" and the apologize for any issues this may create.