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SR 58/99 Interchange now closed, to re-open at 6 a.m.

Posted at 3:33 PM, Feb 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-26 20:20:11-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Emergency repair work on the westbound State Route 58 will require ramp closures in the vicinity of the State Route 58/State Route 99 Interchange by 3:45 p.m.

The westbound State Route 58 to southbound State Route 99 will be closed, as well as the westbound off-ramp to Real Road. This information supersedes the previous advisory regarding westbound State Route 58 access at Real Road.

According to officials, maintenance crews notices that a slab came apart on the entrance tunnel in the area east of where the connector starts. They decided that with the potential for incoming rain, the slab needed to be repaired sooner than later because the rain would cause additional damage to the road.

The State Route 99 lane closures for the Belle Terrace demolition work will be implemented as planned.

The ramps will re-open by 6 a.m.

This closure will also limit access to Southbound 99 and Real Road.
Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes.

— Caltrans District 6 (@CaltransDist6) February 26, 2019