BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Thomas Roads Improvement Program has announced road closures that will affect the 99 next week. The nighttime closures are needed to complete electrical work along the highway.
Nighttime closures are scheduled for the outside lane on southbound State Route 99 between California Avenue and Palm Street from Monday, September 16 through Thursday, September 19. The closures are expected to be in place between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., each night. The closures are needed for electrical work.
Nighttime closures are also planned for the outside lane on northbound State Route 99 and the eastbound State Route 58 connector ramp Tuesday, September 17 through Thursday, September 19. The closures are expected to be in effect between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., each night. The closures are needed for paving.
Northbound motorists wanting to access eastbound State Route 58 will need to exit the freeway at Ming Avenue. The detour route will follow Ming Avenue to northbound H Street. Motorists can enter eastbound State Route 58 at the H Street interchange.
Southbound Wible Road, between Belle Terrace and Ming Avenue, will also be closed on Monday, September 16, during daytime hours for a concrete pour. Southbound motorists will be detoured at Belle Terrace to H Street then south to Ming Avenue.
The Thomas Roads Improvement Program warns that the closures may be rescheduled based on weather or "unforeseen circumstances." They also ask drivers to slow down and be aware of workers in the construction zone.