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Kern County: Courthouse parking lot closed for several months

Kern County: Courthouse parking lot closed for several months
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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Downtown Bakersfield's Justice Building parking lot will be closed for improvements Nov. 4 until mid-February.

Kern County said Tuesday that the lot, 1215 Truxtun Ave., will be repaired and resurfaced. The project will rotate parking lanes 90 degrees, create special pick-up and drop-off lanes, and move and improve disabled parking, according to the county.

"This project will greatly improve vehicle flow in the parking lot and will provide more protection for disabled persons and pedestrians entering and leaving the Justice Building," General Services Director Jeff Frapwell said in a news release. "We know this will inconvenience court customers for a few months, but when the work is done, it will be much easier to enter and drive through the lot, and to walk safely to and from your vehicle."

Map of alternate parking lots >>

During the project, public parking will be available in the Jury Services parking lot south of the Justice building parking lot, at the public parking lot on the west side of Chester at 14th Street behind Kern County Mental Health building at 14th and K streets, at the Rabobank Arena parking lot at 14th and N streets, and at the Beale Library at Truxtun Avenue and S Streets.

A disabled accessible railway pedestrian bridge with an elevator is available on the east side of N Street, and pedestrian walkways are available on both sides of Chester Avenue at the railroad tracks.

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