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TRIP announces nighttime closures for Hwy 99 this week

Posted at 2:39 PM, Oct 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-14 18:45:02-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Nighttime closures are scheduled for the 99 due to scheduled falsework on the Belle Terrace Bridge, according to Thomas Roads Improvement Program.

Due to the construction, TRIP officials said the following closures are expected to be in effect between the hours of 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., every night.

  • Monday, October 14 through Wednesday, October 16 Southbound 99 will be closed between the 58 and Ming Avenue. Southbound motorists will be detoured onto eastbound State Route 58 and will use Union Avenue (SR 204) to return to southbound State Route 99.
  • Thursday, October 17 Northbound 99 will be closed between Ming Avenue and the northbound on-ramp from Wible Road. Northbound motorists will exit the freeway at Ming Avenue, head north on Wible Road, and use the Wible Road on-ramp to return to the freeway. Northbound motorists wanting to travel east on State Route 58 will need to exit at Ming Avenue, continue east to H Street, then travel north to enter highway 58 from the H Street Interchange