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Traffic Alert: Around-the-clock closure on Truxtun Avenue starts Friday

Posted at 12:52 PM, May 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-03 16:06:42-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — TRIP has released a traffic advisory for an around-the-clock closure on Truxtun Avenue starting Friday, May 3 at 9 p.m. through Monday, May 6 at 5 a.m.

The closure will affect both directions of travel between the westbound Westside Parkway on-ramp and Commercial Way.

TRIP adds that the westbound on-ramp will remain open to traffic, but the eastbound off-ramp will be closed throughout the weekend.

Through traffic will need to detour around the closure by using California Avenue and Mohawk Street. Directional signage will be in place. Alternatively, motorists can use Rosedale Highway.

According to TRIP, the closure is needed to safely remove falsework from the newly constructed bridges crossing over Truxtun Avenue.

The closure could also impact fans heading to Rabobank Arena for Condors playoff games over the weekend.