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Weekend intersection closure at 23rd Street and Chester Avenue rescheduled

Posted at 8:57 AM, Jun 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-28 11:57:48-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A road closure that was scheduled for this weekend has been rescheduled. Drainage work at the 23rd Street and Chester Avenue intersection that was supposed to take place this weekend has been moved to July 12th through 15th.

According to Janet Wheeler of the Thomas Roads Improvement Program "northbound and southbound motorists should use either H Street or L Street to cross the 23rd Street/24th Street corridor while work is underway. Eastbound motorists can detour around the closure by turning south on H Street to 21st Street and continuing east to L Street to return to eastbound 23rd Street and State Route 178. Eye Street and K Street are expected to remain open through the weekend."

The westbound traffic on 24th Street will not be affected and there will be no work in the area during the Fourth of July holiday.

Wheeler reminds drivers to "please slow down and watch for construction workers and equipment while driving through the work zone" and apologizes for any inconvenience this work may cause.