BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The south side of the Stockdale Highway/Stine Road intersection will be closed for the next couple years starting Monday as work begins on the Centennial Corridor bridge that will cross Stockdale Highway.
The closure will prevent traffic from entering and exiting South Stine Road at Stockdale. Stine Road will be accessible from Belle Terrace and residents can use adjacent streets to access the neighborhood from Stockdale Highway.
The long-term closure, which had originally been planned for December but was delayed, is expected to stay in effect through late 2022.
In addition, daytime closures are planned for Stine Road on the north side of Stockdale Highway on Wednesday and Feb. 4. These closures will affect southbound traffic between Ford Avenue and Stockdale Highway.
Southbound motorists will be detoured west on Ford Avenue to North McDonald Way to access Stockdale Highway. The northbound lane on Stine Road is expected to remain open while the contractor constructs piles for the new bridge.