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TRIP: Nighttime, around-the-clock closure on Truxtun Ave begins Thursday

Posted at 9:34 AM, May 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-15 12:42:39-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Truxtun Avenue will be closed tonight and over the weekend so the Kern River Bridge Improvements can remove the remaining falsework from the new bridge crossing, according to TRIP.

The falsework will require a nighttime closure Thursday night between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. and an an around-the-clock closure for the weekend. The weekend closure is expected to begin Friday at 9 p.m. and continue through Monday at 5 a.m.

The closures will affect both directions of travel between the westbound Westside Parkway on-ramp and Commercial Way. The westbound on-ramp will remain open to traffic, but the eastbound off-ramp will be closed Thursday night and throughout the weekend.

Thru traffic will need to detour around the closure by using California Avenue and Mohawk Street or drivers can use Rosedale Highway.