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SR178/FAIRFAX RD
MOHAWK STREET
WESTSIDE PARKWAY
SR 99/7TH STANDARD
7TH STANDARD WIDENING
24TH ST IMPROVEMENTS
CENTENNIAL CORRIDOR
SR 58 GAP CLOSURE
OPERATIONAL IMPROVEMENTS
SR 99/HOSKING AVE. INTERCHANGE
HAGEMAN FLYOVER
SR 178/MORNING DR
SR 178 WIDENING
ROSEDALE HWY WIDENING
WEST BELTWAY

 

 


 

 

Construction Update


Stay alert while driving through workzones and follows detour signs. Watch for construction personnel, equipment and vehicles leaving a construction site and merging with traffic. Motorists should use alternate routes when possible. No pedestrians are allowed in construction work areas for safety reasons. Slow for the cone zone!

 

24th Street Improvement Project

October 24-31, 2014

Geo-technical crews will be taking pavement core samples for the 24th Street Improvement Project on Wednesday night, October 29, 2014, beginning at 9 p.m. and continuing through 6 a.m. the following morning. This work will be conducted within Caltrans right-of-way at the west and east ends of the project, including the following locations:

  • 24th Street, between State Route 99 and the east end of the Kern River Bridge;
  • Northbound off-ramp from State Route 99;
  • Southbound on-ramp to State Route 99;
  • 23rd and 24th Streets, from M Street to the State Route 178 freeway.

This work will require short duration closures that will affect only one lane at a time, leaving at least one lane open to traffic while work is underway. The one-lane southbound on-ramp will require a shoulder closure and a reduction in the lane width, but will remain open to traffic during the operation.

 

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SR 58 Gap Closure Project

October 24-31, 2014

The contractor for the State Route 58 Gap Closure project will be working on Cottonwood Road, Madison Street and P Street next week, completing preparation work to pave the slopes beneath the bridges. This work may require the closure of these streets between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. while work is underway. No two adjacent arterial streets will be closed at any given time so motorists can use the closest arterial, to the east or west, to cross the freeway while work is underway.

Base paving operations for the new traffic lanes are underway. This work is being performed during daytime hours within the median. Motorists traveling on State Route 58, between State Route 99 and Cottonwood Road, should stay alert and watch for trucks that may be entering or leaving the median.

 

The daytime closure of the State Route 58/Chester Avenue-H Street westbound on-ramp continues Monday through Friday; from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Motorists should plan to use alternate routes to access State Route 58 and State Route 99 during these hours. Motorists can use the State Route 58/Union Avenue Interchange, located approximately one mile to the east, or continue west on Brundage Lane for approximately one mile to access northbound or southbound State Route 99.

 

Nighttime lane closures also continue this week on State Route 58, between State Route 99 and Cottonwood Road. These closures will be in effect each night from 7 p.m. through 6 a.m. the following morning, October 26-30, 2014. Motorists may encounter these changing lane closures at various locations through the work zone, which may affect either lane in each direction. When work is performed in the vicinity of an on- or off-ramp, the ramp will be closed while work is underway. At least one lane in each direction is expected to be open to freeway traffic at all times, and all lanes are expected to open for the morning commute.

 

The daytime ramp closure and the nighttime lane closures on State Route 58 are expected to continue for a few more weeks.

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SR 178/Morning Drive Interchange

October 24-31, 2014

The contractor for the State Route 178/Morning Drive project will continue paving operations at the east end of the job site next week, which may necessitate stopping motorists traveling along State Route 178 near Canteria Drive for short periods of time.

 

The paving operation is expected to continue from Monday, October 27, 2014 through Thursday, October 30, 2014. This work will require intermittent flagging operations and motorists should anticipate having to stop for up to five minutes between the hours of 6 a.m. and 4 p.m., each day.

 

Crews continue to work on the new bridge structure and roadway for the future freeway lanes. Work is expected to take place off the traveled roadway. The speed limit through the bypass around the construction zone is 40 mph.

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Westside Parkway Phase 6C

October 24-31, 2014

Renfro Road remains closed to traffic during bridge construction. Motorists can detour around the closure via Allen Road and Brimhall Road. The contractor is paving the new freeway lanes and working at various locations along the new alignment, but no additional impacts to traffic are anticipated.