Roads project: Markers give resident preview of cul-de-sacs

Roads project: Markers give resident preview of cul-de-sacs
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Lisa O'Brien said she enjoys just about everything in the tight-knit community of Westchester, with one exception: the traffic.

“A lot of people go to the hospital from this way, so you get a lot of extra traffic.” O’Brien said.

She said she was happy to learn that several streets in her area would be getting cul-de-sacs.

“The kids can kind of go into the street a little bit and play a little bit without worry about traffic going in and out,” O’Brien said Tuesday.

That happiness turned to excitement as the neon-tipped stakes were installed, marking where the cul-de-sacs would sit.

Brad Underwood with the city’s Public Work Department explained the project, saying it was started by residents. The petitions submitted had to be sign by all affected residents from 22nd to 24th street.

The outline also showed property owners what property, if any, would have to be given up.

“The properties at the end of the street to dedicate a little bit of right away, and we wanted them to know what they are in for how it would affect their landscape,” Underwood said.

Items such as one residents block wall would be partially torn down during construction. The plan states rebuilding it would be the responsibility of the property owner.