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State Route 99 to experience 55-day ramp closures starting in mid-August

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Posted at 4:34 PM, Aug 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 19:36:06-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — CalTrans has announced on- and off-ramp closures along northbound State Route 99 that will affect traffic over an extended period of time starting August 12th. The closures are needed in order to build an auxiliary lane as part of the Bakersfield 99 Rehab Project.

According to the Department of Transportation, the following closures will be in effect:

  • The Northbound State Route 99 off-ramp to 24th Street (Rosedale Highway) will be closed for 55 days beginning the week of August 12. The posted detour will utilize the Buck Owens Boulevard exit where traffic can return south on Buck Owens to 24th Street (Rosedale Highway) as well as the California Avenue exit where traffic can go north on Oak Street to 24th Street (Rosedale Highway)
  • The Northbound State Route 99 on-ramp from Buck Owens Boulevard will be closed for 55 days starting the week of August 12.

CalTrans wants to remind drivers to stay attentive and undistracted while driving and to be cognizant of workers and vehicles in Construction and Maintenance Areas and slow down while driving through Work Zones.

Caltrans would also like to thank residents and commuters for their patience during this project.