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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?

 


 

Community Meeting Planned for 24th Street Improvements Streetscape

TRIP will host a community meeting for the 24th Street Improvement Project on February 4, 2015, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Rabobank Convention Center. This meeting will be held in an open house format and the public is invited to attend at any time during the three-hour period.

The open house is intended to provide an update on the project’s design and aesthetic plans. Exhibits will be set up in the Convention Center Lobby, and will illustrate streetscape concepts and options for hardscape and plant materials that are appropriate to the region’s climate and neighborhood character. City and Caltrans staff will be available to answer questions, and receive input from the public. There will be a presentation in the Potato Room at 5:00 p.m. The presentation will focus on initial design concepts and will be repeated at 6:00 p.m.

 

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

 

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