Traffic delays expected next week for SR 178, Morning Drive project

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Officials are warning of traffic delays next week because of the State Route 178/Morning Drive Interchange project.

Thomas Roads Improvement Program said the contractor is preparing to move westbound traffic onto the bypass, located south of the existing highway, and crews will be conducting traffic control as needed in the vicinity of Highway 178, Fairfax Road and Canteria Drive.

Motorists should anticipate 5-minutes delays from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.

The project will construct a new interchange at Hwy. 178 and Morning Drive, and will widen Hwy. 178 from two to four lanes between the Fairfax Road Interchange and Canteria Drive.