Nighttime lane closures Coffee Road and Brimhall Road
Motorists are advised to anticipate nighttime lane closures for the northbound and southbound outside lanes on Coffee Road, between Truxtun Avenue and Brimhall Road, from Tuesday through Thursday, May 28-30, 2013. The closures will be in effect between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.
The contractor will also close the westbound right-turn lane on Brimhall Road during this time period. Access to the gas station/mini-mart, from both Brimhall Road and Coffee Road, will be available while work is underway.
These closures are necessary to allow the contractor to remove concrete barrier rail, replace it with temporary delineators, and to finish construction of the storm drain system in this area.
At least one lane in each direction will remain open to traffic while work is underway, and all lanes will reopen in time for the morning commute.
Motorists should anticipate frequent nighttime lane closures and changes to the existing traffic patterns in this area in the coming weeks as the contractor for the Westside Parkway completes road widening, paving, and other street improvements.
Allen Road lane closures
Motorists are advised to anticipate lane closures on Allen Road, between San Juan Avenue and Vermillion Drive in the vicinity of the Westside Parkway, on Monday-Friday, May 20-24, 2013.
The two outside northbound lanes of Allen Road will be closed between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. The inside northbound lane will remain open to traffic while work is underway. Southbound lanes will not be impacted. All lanes will reopen in time for the evening commute.
The closures will allow AT&T crews to complete utility work on the Allen Road Bridge.
Caltrans recommends preferred alternative for Centennial Corridor Project
Caltrans is recommending Alternative B as its preferred alternative for the Centennial Corridor Project because the other build alternatives under consideration would directly affect local parks or historic properties.
Alternative B would provide route continuity and associated congestion relief along State Route 58 from Cottonwood Road to Interstate 5. Alternative B would extend State Route 58 in a westerly direction from State Route 99 for approximately one-half mile along the south side of Stockdale Highway, before turning northwest and ultimately connecting to the Westside Parkway just east of Mohawk Street.
The decision to choose Alternative B as the recommended preferred alternative came after other build alternatives under consideration did not meet requirements of Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966. Section 4(f) provides a high-level of protection to public parks and historic properties, and requires Caltrans to select an alternative that avoids these resources, if such an alternative is available.
Alternative A would impact a portion of the Kern River Park and the Rancho Vista Historic District. Alternative C would impact a portion of Saunders Park. Engineering efforts to realign Alternatives A and C to avoid impacts to properties by Section 4 (f) resulted in significant cost increases and additional impacts.
A Public Information Meeting/Open House will be held December 6, 2012 from 4-7 p.m. at the Kern County Administrative Office, Building Rotunda, 1115 Truxtun Avenue. Large scale maps, project exhibits and right-of-way staff, engineers and environmental planners will be on hand.
For more information on the Centennial Corridor Project, contact Caltrans toll-free at 1-888-404-6375 or email Centennial@dot.ca.gov.