Crews pour concrete as milestone is reached in Centennial Corridor Project

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It was another milestone for the Centennial Corridor.

On Thursday morning, workers began pouring concrete as part of the corridor’s first phase of construction.

The project is the $41 million Kern River Bridge Improvement. Workers poured 1,300 cubic yards of concrete, according to Janet Wheeler of the Thomas Roads Improvement Program.

“This bridge is the first segment of the Centennial corridor that will unite SR 99 all the way to the Westside Parkway,” said Andres Roldan, the construction manager.

The Centennial Corridor will make access to Interstate-5 easier for Bakersfield citizens by connecting Highway 58 near 99 to the Westside Parkway.

The corridor is set for completion in 2022.

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