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PROJECT INFORMATION:

WESTSIDE PARKWAY
SR 58 GAP CLOSURE
SR 178/MORNING DRIVE
SR 99/HOSKING AVE. INTERCHANGE
BELTWAY OPERATIONAL IMPROVEMENTS
ROSEDALE HWY WIDENING
SR 99 AUX LANE/ROSEDALE OFF-RAMP
SR 178 WIDENING
24TH ST IMPROVEMENTS
CENTENNIAL CORRIDOR
HAGEMAN FLYOVER

COMPLETED PROJECTS:

MOHAWK STREET
7TH STANDARD WIDENING
SR 99/7TH STANDARD
SR178/FAIRFAX RD
WEST BELTWAY ROUTE ADOPTION

 

What's New?

 


Kern County Grand Jury Report - TRIP

The Kern County Grand Jury's report on the Thomas Roads Improvement Program has been released. The Kern County Grand Jury investigates and reports on Departments of the County and Cities within the County. The Administration and Audit Committee of the 2014-2015 Kern County Grand Jury conducted an investigation of TRIP within the limits of the Grand Jury's jurisdiction.

FINDINGS:

     F1.  The Committee found, thus far, all projects are under budget except one.

     F2.  The City's foresight prevented what could have been much higher land acquisition costs for the Westside

             Parkway and precluded much of the mitigation needed when a developed area is transected by a freeway.

COMMENTS:

     As the Thomas Roads Improvement Program brings much needed relief to east-west traffic flow issues in the Bakersfield area, the citizens of Kern County should recognize the former US Congressman for his role in the legislation creating SAFETEA-LU and TRIP. As a final note, the downturn in the economy beginning in 2007 created conditions leading to much more competitive bidding on TRIP projects which held down costs and deterred the cost overruns often found in these types of multi-year projects.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

      R1.    The City continue its efforts to move forward with all TRIP projects.

Read the full report

 

Westside Parkway Honored by Central California Chapter of the American Public Works Association

The Central California Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) awarded the Westside Parkway the 2014 Transportation Project of the Year award in the category of Projects Greater than $75 million. Public Works Director Nick Fidler, Assistant Public Works Ted Wright, and TRIP Engineer IV Luis Topete accepted the award in Fresno on November 14th. As a surprise bonus, the team also received the 2014 Chapter Award of Excellence. The awards were established to recognize excellence in management and administration of public works projects between the managing agency, the consultant/architect/engineer, and the contractor.  

 

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