Pothole repairs will slow traffic in Central Bakersfield the week of Thanksgiving

Posted at 7:35 AM, Nov 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-21 10:35:53-05
The final design of the 24th Street Improvement Project has restarted, and potholing operations to identify the location of existing underground utilities is planned to begin next week. 
Crews are expected to be working within the right-of-way along 23rd and 24th Streets, and on adjacent side streets, from Monday, November 21 through Wednesday, November 23 and from Monday, November 28 through Friday, December 2.
Lane and shoulder closures will be in place as necessary.
The majority of work will be conducted between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., but work will be performed at the Oak Street, F Street and Chester Avenue intersections during nighttime hours, beginning at 7 p.m. 
Utility potholing entails drilling a small hole and using pressurized air and a high-pressure vacuum to remove the soil and determine the location of utility lines. The surface is restored once the operation is complete. 
Motorists should stay alert and watch for crews and equipment while driving through this area.