BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Caltrans on Wednesday announced a traffic switch will occur next week on northbound Highway 99 followed by a 55-day closure to an on-ramp and off-ramp.
Weather permitting, the following closures will take effect:
- Aug. 21 — Traffic on northbound Highway 99 will use the left two lanes as it passes through Bakersfield.
- Aug. 26 — The northbound Highway 99 off-ramp to Rosedale Highway will be closed for 55 days. A posted detour will use the Buck Owens Boulevard and California Avenue exits.
- Aug. 26 — The northbound on-ramp from Buck Owens Boulevard will be closed for 55 days.
Signage in construction zones will be updated to reflect closure information, Caltrans said.
Motorists are asked to stay attentive and be aware of construction workers and vehicles, and to slow down while driving through work zones.