The Thomas Roads Improvement Program (TRIP) is a cooperative effort between the City of Bakersfield, County of Kern, Caltrans and the Kern Council of Governments. The program was named in honor of former Congressman William M. Thomas, who led the effort to secure $630 million for area road projects in the 2005 Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA: LU).
TRIP projects have been identified as necessary to relieve the stress on outdated infrastructure, caused by years of rapid growth in population, inter-regional travel, and freight movement. The projects will facilitate regional mobility, economic growth and development, as well as reduce travel time through major transportation corridors.
The TRIP office is staffed with personnel from the City, County, Caltrans and Parsons, the program management consultant.
Contact Us - TRIP
Thomas Roads Improvement Program 1600 Truxtun Ave., 3rd Floor Bakersfield, CA 93301
Office: (661) 326-3700 Fax: (661) 852-2195
Demolition of the Belle Terrace Overcrossing at State Route 99 is expected to resume on March 17 under full nighttime freeway closures. See closure information.
The northbound State Route 99 exit to Wible Road/Stockdale Highway and the on-ramps to eastbound State Route 58 and to southbound State Route 99 from Real Road are permanently closed. The westbound State Route 58 off-ramp to Real Road will be permanently closed in the near future.