Beltway Operational Improvements
The City of Bakersfield received the E76 for construction of the Beltway Operational Improvements project on July 31st, encumbering and protecting $88 million of the federal earmark secured by Congressman Bill Thomas (retired) in the 2005 Transportation Act. This project will improve safety and traffic operations along State Route 58 and State Route 99/Ming Avenue by making various improvements to interchange ramps and constructing auxiliary lanes. The project also includes construction of retaining walls and soundwalls. The design consultant is currently working on the construction bid package, and the project is expected to be advertised for construction soon.
State Route 99/Hosking Avenue Interchange
TRIP has advertised the State Route 99/Hosking Avenue Interchange for construction. Bids are due on August 27, 2014 by 11 a.m. This project will improve circulation and access in this fast-growing area in south Bakersfield, benefitting existing and planned residential and commercial developments. The new access point to/from State Route 99 will improve operations on adjacent interchanges and arterial roadways. The project will also support jobs in the local construction industry, as well as a variety of local suppliers and vendors.
Current Construction Update