UPDATE (Aug. 11) — Caltrans said the offramp from Highway 99 to Stockdale Highway will not close as scheduled Thursday night.

The permanent closure will take place, but it has been pushed back. A reason for the delay was not provided.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The southbound Highway 99 off-ramp to Stockdale Highway will be permanently closed, according to the Thomas Roads Improvement Program.

The program said the permanent closure is to begin Aug. 11 at 8 p.m.

Motorists traveling southbound are detoured to use the Highway 99 off-ramps at California Avenue or White Lane, according to the program.

The program said construction schedules may change without notice.