Southeast Bakersfield

Officials warn of Hwy. 58 construction closures

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The Chester Avenue/H Street westbound on-ramp to Highway 58 will be closed beginning next week, according to the Thomas Roads Improvement Program.

A full closure from Dec. 2-13 is needed to construct a retaining wall and widen the on-ramp to two lanes, TRIP said.

Drivers are also warned of nighttime lane closures and intermittent ramp closures Dec. 2-4 on Hwy. 58, between Highway 99 and Cottonwood Road. Closures will be in effect for the eastbound inside lane and the westbound outside lane.

The contractor will also be moving concrete barrier rail onto the site on Dec. 2-5, and motorists should stay alert to vehicles that may be entering or leaving the median area, TRIP said.