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The Thomas Roads Improvement Program (TRIP) is a cooperative effort between the City of Bakersfield, County of Kern,Caltrans and the Kern Council of Governments. The program was named in honor of former Congressman William M. Thomas, who led the effort to secure $630 million for area road projects in the 2005 Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA: LU).
TRIP projects have been identified as necessary to relieve the stress on outdated infrastructure, caused by years of rapid growth in population, interregional travel, and freight movement. The projects will facilitate regional mobility, economic growth and development, as well as reduce travel time through major transportation corridors.
The TRIP office is staffed with personnel from the City, County, Caltrans and Parsons, the program management consultant. The City, County and Caltrans serve as operational leads on various projects, but the entire team works cooperatively in the effort to accelerate schedules and move the projects toward completion.
The CIty of Bakersfield has advertised for the SR 178/Morning Drive Interchange Project. The City will receive sealed proposals from the final bidders list on June 25, 2013 at the time and location specified in the issued bid documents. All questions regarding this project must be directed to Kris Budak, Public Works Department, TRIP Division at 661-326-3700 or facsimile to 661-852-2195. For information, please click here.
The State Route 99 construction projects, currently underway in the greater Bakersfield area, are under Caltrans management. For information regarding these projects, and all other state highways, please visit Caltrans website. You may also call 1-800-427-7623 for information on current highway conditions. For additional information regarding the State Route 99 construction projects, please call Tami Conrado at 559-488-4082.
Caltrans announces Alternative B as the recommended preferred alternative
for the Centennial Corridor Project
Please click here to read full press release
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Click here to view draft map for Alternative B
For information on the Centennial Corridor Project, call toll-free at 1-888-404-6375
or email: Centennial@dot.ca.gov
The 24th Street Improvement Project draft environmental document has been circulated for public review. Public hearings were held on June 26, 2012 and on July 5, 2012. The circulation period ended July 16, 2012.
Please click here to access the draft environmental document, maps and technical studies.
City Council presentation August 15, 2012
Video - 24th Street Update to City Council, August 15, 2012