Location: Bakersfield, CA
Client: City of Bakersfield
As part of the T.R.I.P. program, this project created an east-west route through Bakersfield, extending from Truxtun Avenue to Heath Road. The new roadway links downtown and rural Bakersfield, reducing the average commute time by over an hour each day. The project also created a north-south connection over the Kern River which cut the crossing this area from 45 to 3 minutes. Phase 2 included a 6-lane freeway from Mohawk Street to Allen Road (4.25 miles) with full interchanges at Mohawk Street, Coffee Road, Calloway Drive, a bridge at Jewetta Avenue, and sound walls adjacent to residential areas. Phase 4, the Truxtun Tie-In, completed the eastern end of the new freeway between Mohawk Street and Truxtun Avenue, as well as full interchange at Allen Road. Phase 6B constructed a partial interchange at Allen Road and Westside Parkway including the Allen Road bridge, eastbound on-ramp, and westbound off-ramp.
Security Paving constructed Phases 1, 2 (which included phases 3 and 5), 4, 6B, and 6C of this $154 million multi-phased project.