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Long term closures for I-5 Buttonwillow rest areas

Posted: 4:41 PM, Jan 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-11 19:41:00-05
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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Department of Transportation announced a full closure of the Buttonwillow Safety Roadside Rest Areas for both Northbound and Southbound I-5 starting on Monday for a wastewater upgrade project.

The Buttonwillow Safety Roadside Rest Areas on Interstate 5 in Kern County will be closed in both directions starting Monday, January 14, at 9:00 a.m. This estimated length of the closure is currently unknown but is expected to last at least 2-3 months.

For the traveling public, alternate facilities and services are available at the following locations:

  • Stockdale Highway (Exit 253): Truck fueling station, gas stations, restaurants, lodging and convenience stores.
  • State Route 58 (Exit 257): Full truck stop service facility, gas stations, restaurants, lodging and convenience stores.
  • State Route 46 (Exit 278): Full truck stop service facility, gas stations, restaurants, lodging and convenience stores.