City of Bakersfield crews will be completing an unforeseen repair of a water service line between Pine and Myrtle Streets. Drivers are advised to use alternate routes.
The two outside lanes in the eastbound direction are expected to be closed on Wednesday and Thursday. At least one eastbound lane will remain open while work is underway.
City of Bakersfield Public Works crews will be performing a pavement rehabilitation in the area.
These closures may be in effect Sunday through Thursday nights beginning October 11.
These temporary permits are available immediately to help these organizations operate while following the guidelines mandated by the state.
The project will be underway Monday through Saturday, starting September 28 until November 23.
New business assistance program makes $3 million in CARES Act funds immediately available to local businesses in need.
Traffic delays are likely to result due to the signal’s status.
Progress continues to be made at the Brundage Lane Navigation Center as we near completion of construction in time for a Fall 2020 opening.
Drivers should plan for delays, or to use alternative routes.
Both directions of travel on Wible Road between the northbound State Route 99 on-ramp and Belle Terrace will be impacted.
Actions approved by City Council at its Sept. 9, 2020 meeting.
Repairs are completed and lanes back open to traffic.
Detours and alternate access points to be provided for drivers.
The Economic and Community Development Department will host a Zoom meeting to discuss the City's Economic Opportunity Area Incentive Program.
Bakersfield joined hundreds of cities and counties around the country in marking the momentous occasion by lighting various municipal buildings and landmarks.
Crews will be re-striping the freeway for future construction.
Drivers are asked to avoid the area, or plan for delays.
Various work expected to continue into September.
The Bakersfield Police Department has received multiple reports of community members receiving text messages with threatening language and violent images.
Work will require the closure of the outside right-turn lane on the eastbound off-ramp to Mohawk Street and the outside lane of southbound Mohawk Street.
Paving of the 24th Street/Chester Avenue intersection has been rescheduled to Monday, July 27 between the hours of 7 p.m. and 5 a.m.
City of Bakersfield has joined Atlas One, a location-based civic engagement network that sends alerts about nearby City events, incidents and announcements to users’ smartphones.
Bakersfield ranks fifth among the largest 51 U.S. cities when it comes to spending recovery.
Paving operations will be underway for all intersections along 24th Street between E Street and M Street the week of July 20.
A nighttime closure has been scheduled for the eastbound Westside Parkway off-ramp to Truxtun Avenue.
Night work on Brundage Lane expected to impact traffic.
Traffic control has been scheduled for westbound Stockdale Highway at the new State Route 43 roundabout.
Nighttime lane closures have been scheduled for California Avenue on Monday, July 6 and Tuesday, July 7.
Current state and county guidelines do not currently allow for public gatherings of this size.
Performance by the Beale Park Band will be broadcast on Independence Day.
Nighttime lane closures have been scheduled for westbound Truxtun Avenue and for California Avenue on Tuesday, June 30.
Tina Marie's Downtown Cafe becomes the first to receive the permit.
The City of Bakersfield is excited to announce the next step in the process of opening a new navigation center to address the growing homelessness problem.
A closure for the Ming Avenue on-ramp to northbound State Route 99 has been scheduled for June 17.
The contractor for the 24th Street Improvement Project will be working on the irrigation system for the new median between Beech Street and Bay Street next week.
Closures for final striping at State Route 43/Stockdale Highway roundabout.
City Staff presented a Fiscal Year 2020-21 departmental budget workshop to the City Council, the second of two planned workshops.
The Public Safety & Vital Services (Measure N) Citizens Oversight Committee recommended more than $47 million in PSVS funding be approved in the City Council's FY20-21 budget.
The City of Bakersfield helped coordinate the donation of thousands of masks to local organizations from a local business.
Lane closures have been scheduled for both California Avenue and Mohawk Street tonight, June 1.
Crews will be removing a temporary concrete barrier rail and completing paving. These operations will affect all directions of travel.
With social distancing in mind, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year's Junior Police Academy. We are very sorry to our youth community. We will begin planning later this year for the 2021 Junior Police Academy, and we will make it our best year yet!!! Thank you for your understanding.
A nighttime freeway closure is planned for State Route 99 between Stockdale Highway and Ming Avenue on Monday, June 1.
Beginning Monday, June 1, 2020, the City of Bakersfield will begin a project to rehabilitate the storm water pump station at Talisman Drive and Kristina Court.
City department heads presented their budget proposals and projections – taking into account lower expected revenues due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Slope paving will continue along Wible Road next week, requiring traffic control between Brundage Lane and Belle Terrace.
Paving operations continue next week on 24th Street between the Kern River Bridge and C Street.
The City has created a process for business owners to apply for a permit to temporarily close private parking lots throughout the City, or public streets and sidewalks in Downtown Bakersfield in order to allow businesses to set up outdoor dining seating and/or retail vending areas each day.
Bakersfield residents continue their water conservation efforts.
The Bakersfield City Council is recruiting for one individual to serve a three-year term on the Miscellaneous Civil Service Board.
Eye Street between 20th and 21st is expected to be closed from Tuesday, May 12 through Friday, May 15.
Nighttime lane closures will be needed on the Westside Parkway, Truxtun Avenue, and Mohawk Street starting May 11.
On May 11, 2020, the City of Bakersfield will resume work on the rehabilitation of the Manor Street Bridge over the Kern River.
Bakersfield continues to grow, adding 5,500 residents from 2019 to 2020.
Closure will be between Mohawk Street on-ramp and Coffee Road off-ramp.
Northbound and southbound State Route 99 will be closed between Stockdale Highway and Ming Avenue overnight on May 4.
The City of Bakersfield is modifying, canceling or postponing some upcoming events in our continued efforts to help limit the potential spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).
The award is for the City’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget submission.
Closures allow for work on the new retaining wall along northbound State Route 99.
Due to the extent of the work required to repair the sinkhole Fairfax Road is closed in both directions at College Avenue.
Study ranks Bakersfield among the least vulnerable to economic impact by COVID-19.
McCutchen Road will be closed to through traffic between Old River Road and Gosford Road.
City staff has recommended suspension of delinquent fees and interest, deferring payment of certain taxes for local businesses. Will be voted on by Council on Wednesday.
Steady rains in the first nine days of April have helped as City crews have completed a $1.5 million replanting project a month ahead of schedule.
Don't Create a Monster – Think Before You Flush. Learn how to prevent sewage problems and keep your plumbing working correctly.
The 4:15 p.m. meeting will be CLOSED to the public. There will be limited public access at the 5:15 p.m. meeting.
Bakersfield Police Department remains committed to being available and responsive to the public’s safety and criminal justice needs.
The City of Bakersfield has extended the timeline for temporary precautionary measures put in place to help limit the potential spread of COVID-19 through May 1.
City closes entrance to Aera Park after reports of teams meeting on the fields.
The City of Bakersfield will temporarily close all playground areas and equipment at City-run park facilities until further notice.
In order to limit possible exposure to and spread of COVID-19 in our community, the City of Bakersfield’s Recreation and Parks Department is closing all basketball, tennis and pickleball courts to the public.
Green waste facility hours of operation temporarily changed.
Southbound State Route 99 will be closed during nighttime hours in the vicinity of the State Route 58 interchange on Monday, March 23.
The latest measures the City of Bakersfield is taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).
City of Bakersfield extends timeline for temporary measures put in place to limit possible COVID-19 exposure to April 14.
Closure at 24th Street/Chester Avenue intersection on Saturday.
Upcoming Closures for State Route 99.
City is canceling or postponing nonessential events and gatherings through March to reduce possible spread of COVID-19.
Following recommendations from the Office of the Governor of California, the Bakersfield Police Department is taking precautionary measures in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The purpose of these measures is to ensure the health and safety of our community members and public safety officers.
Learn more about the opportunities to work for the City at Job Fest on Wednesday, March 11.
The westbound Westside Parkway on-ramp is expected to be back to two lanes starting Thursday, March 5.
California Avenue loop ramp to northbound Highway 99 expected to re-open the night of March 4.
Bakersfield was recently ranked as one of the top U.S. cities for economic performance, landing on the Milken Institute's 2020 Best-Performing Cities study.
Basketball courts, exercise equipment, playgrounds and more planned for the new $3.01 million park.
Nighttime lane closures are planned for State Route 99 on Monday, February 24.
Nighttime closures have been scheduled for eastbound Truxtun Avenue from Monday, February 24 through Wednesday, February 26.
Almost $6 million in funding recommended for projects to improve low-income neighborhoods in the City of Bakersfield.
Overnight closures and traffic controls to be in place starting Tuesday, February 18.
Traffic control will be needed at State Route 43 and Stockdale Highway on Thursday, February 20, as crews stripe the south side of the new roundabout.
Crews will be performing paving and striping work at the intersection.
Part of the Kern River Parkway Bike Trail will be closed as crews work to resurface the trail.
Interested applicants can learn how to apply for the positions here.
The intersection is closed until further notice while crews repair damaged gas line.
The contractor for the 24th Street Improvement Project will begin paving operations at the Oak Street/24th Street intersection this weekend.
Freeze warning in effect starting at midnight Feb. 3 into Feb. 4.
As part of a partnership with the City of Bakersfield, Union Pacific Railroad will be performing multiple clean-up efforts around UPRR-owned sites starting Tuesday, January 28.
Hundreds of volunteers took part in the annual Point-In-Time Homeless Count in Bakersfield and Kern County.
Before a nearly capacity crowd in the City Council Chambers, following more than two dozen public speakers, the City Council Wednesday night approved the purchase of property to be used as a future emergency low-barrier homeless shelter.
The on-ramp from Ming Avenue to northbound State Route 99 will be closed during nighttime hours Monday, January 27 through Wednesday, January 29.
The City of Bakersfield's offices will be closed Monday, January 20, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday.
The City of Bakersfield is pleased to announce that the City Council has named Christian Clegg as its next City Manager.
The City's first monthly low-cost pet vaccination clinic was held this past weekend where more than 360 vaccines were given to local animals.
Bakersfield Law Enforcement Training Academy Class 19-01 graduated on Thursday, January 9, 2020.
An around-the-clock closure is scheduled this weekend for Chester Avenue on the north side of 24th Street.
A nighttime closure has been scheduled for the westbound Westside Parkway on-ramp from Truxtun Avenue for Thursday, January 9.
Staff from the City of Bakersfield met with dozens of community members at a third outreach meeting held at the Mechanics Bank Convention Center to discuss the proposed emergency homeless shelter project.
The contractor for the new roundabout at the State Route 43 (Enos Lane) and Stockdale Highway intersection plans to complete paving operations for this phase of the project on Tuesday, January 7, and to stripe the new roadway on Thursday, January 9 and Friday, January 10, weather permitting.
The Bakersfield Fire Department improved its Insurance Services Office score and retained its Class 2 rating, putting it in the top 1.5% of all departments in the nation.
The ratings help determine homeowner insurance rates.
Changes coming to traffic patterns in Bakersfield starting January 3.
City will host third meeting on search for site of future homeless shelter.
Around-the-clock closure will start Saturday at Eye Street
Holiday closure schedule for Christmas and New Year's.
Crews will be sealing pavement joints on eastbound side of the parkway this week.
City staff met with residents to answer questions and hear concerns about proposed homeless shelter project and its potential locations.
Drivers should be aware of potential traffic delays Dec. 17 - 20.
Help identify hazard risks in Bakersfield and Kern County.
Crews will be installing a temporary concrete barrier rail on the on-ramp.
New homeless collaborative seeking an Executive Director to lead the non-profit.
Project proposal presented to community, followed by comments and questions from residents.
Budget and recommendation presentations given to Committee this week.
Public is invited to attend and ask questions, learn about possible site locations that will be presented to City Council on January 22.
Annual Christmas Parade is set for Thursday in Downtown. Road closures will accompany the event.
In a collaborative effort with the Kern County 999 Foundation, we are currently raising charitable funds for the Alliance Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault, and Kern County Deputy Jesse Harker's family. Deputy Harker was recently diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma and is undergoing treatment. Both organizations have come together for a fun "FUZZ FOR FUNDS" contest of our beard growing Bakersfield Police Officers.
Resident complaints about the condition of the Campus Park South sump have led to maintenance project to restore the location to its 2014 condition.
The City of Bakersfield offices will be closed on Thursday, November 28, and Friday, November 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The City is offering its Holiday Grease Collection event to keep used cooking oil and grease from clogging drains and causing backups.
Nighttime closure planned for Truxtun Avenue on November 26.
Eligible Police Trainees will receive up to $3,000 bonuses for completing Academy and one year of service.
Music, food and Santa Claus will be featured at Third Annual Christmas Tree Lighting event at Centennial Plaza.
Employees donate more than 5,000 pounds of food for families in need.
New homeless collaborative seeking an Executive Director to lead the non-profit.
Bakersfield staff visited 40 Prado, a low-barrier homeless shelter in San Luis Obispo County, to learn more about what operating a low-barrier shelter in Bakersfield will require.
The City of Bakersfield offices will be closed on Monday, November 11 in observance of the Veterans Day Holiday.
Join the 10th Annual America Recycles Day and get rid of your recyclable items in one convenient location!
More than 80 local high school students participated in Teen City Government Day with the City of Bakersfield, learning about civil service and how the City operates on a daily basis.
The holiday season has arrived! November and December are the busiest months for retailers. Although holidays are seen as a time for giving, criminals view the holiday season as a time for taking.
The results are in for this annual run!
Christopher Boyle joins the City of Bakersfield as the new Development Services Director.
In an effort to address homelessness concerns in Bakersfield, the City has reached a purchase agreement in principle with Calcot Limited for 7.5 acres of property and office space in southeast Bakersfield to be used for a new homeless shelter.
Massive $1.5 million replanting project across Bakersfield starts, answering request by residents for quality of life improvements.
Contractor will be installing part of the new Belle Terrace Bridge starting Monday, October 28, requiring nighttime lane closures.
The City of Bakersfield has identified multiple locations that would fit the City's needs, but negotiations have not progressed enough for a final agreement to be in place by the Oct. 23 City Council meeting.
Parts of Bakersfield affected by PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff event.
City of Bakersfield grant money and matching total from Public Safety & Vital Services will go toward improvements at Kaiser Permanente Sports Village.
The City's new human waste cleanup service launches, providing Downtown, Old Town Kern a new way to combat homelessness issue.
Two new pilot programs approved by City Council to help address Bakersfield homelessness concerns.
Council directed City staff to find solutions to growing homelessness issues across Bakersfield.
Report encampments and illegal camping to Code Enforcement's seven-day a week Rapid Response Team through the Bakersfield Mobile App
The Bakersfield Fire Department hosted the annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony at Fire Station 15 on Buena Vista Road.
Mayor, City staff and others travel to Sacramento to talk about regional economic development activities with state leaders.
The August 2019 edition of the Bakersfield Public Safety and Vital Services Measure newsletter is now available!
The Recreation and Parks Department is extending Spray Parks operations by two hours all three days of the weekend in honor of Labor Day!
Beginning the week of August 12th, 2019, the City of Bakersfield will begin a project to reconstruct the roadways on South H Street from Pacheco Road to White Lane and Wible Road from White Lane to Planz Road.
The reconstruction of the roadway on Panama Lane from Mountain Vista Drive to Old River Road and Old River Road from Panama Lane to Gazelle Creek Lane has been extended and expected to be completed by August 14, 2009
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Beginning the week of July 18th, 2019, the City of Bakersfield will begin a project to reconstruct the roadway on District Boulevard from Gosford Road to Stine Road.
Beginning the week of July 8th, 2019, the City of Bakersfield will begin a project to reconstruct the roadway on Haley Street from Columbus Street to University Street.
The City of Bakersfield will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony at Jastro Park for the new Pickleball and Tennis Court Complex beginning at 8 a.m.
Proposed spending plan includes 43 new sworn police positions to reduce response times for emergency calls for service.
The City of Bakersfield is currently working on a Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Plan that will evaluate the City's roadways and intersections, identify and analyze various "hot spots" around the City, as well as provide some design recommendations for consideration.
Deadline: July 31, 2019
Please join us for our annual K-9 Trial, showcasing the skills of our police K-9 teams locally and from across the region. Proceeds benefit the Armed Forces Support Foundation. There will be fun for the whole family! See the attached flyer for further details on this event.
The Measure is a locally controlled one-cent sales tax measure that will provide approximately $58 million annually to the City of Bakersfield to address top community priorities including enhancing public safety, reducing homelessness and bolstering economic development activities. The Measure is effective April 1, 2019, within the City of Bakersfield.
A water main break caused a temporary closure to the facility.
During the weeks of Christmas and New Year holidays, all trash and recycling services within the City of Bakersfield will be delayed by one day following each holiday.
Street Closures begin 4:30 a.m. Sunday, November 18th
For the second year in a row our local NBC affiliate, KGET-17, is partnering with the City of Bakersfield Animal Care Center for the national “Clear the Shelters” effort. The campaign officially began July 28th with reduced adoption fees leading up to the Clear the Shelters Day event on Saturday, August 18th from 8:00 a.m. –2:00 p.m. at 201 South Mt. Vernon Avenue.
In an emergency, dialing 911 is a call for help. But people with hearing loss or those who must remain quiet in a dangerous situation aren’t able to place a call safely or at all. Kern County Public Safety personnel have worked with stakeholders around Kern County in partnership with CalOES 9-1-1 branch to implement Text-to-911. All residents of Kern County are now able to use the service throughout the county and eventually throughout the state of California.
Summer means a break from school and a chance to take a vacation - unfortunately, summer also provides opportunities for criminal activity in our neighborhoods. You can decrease the chance of becoming a victim this summer by following these tips.
The Bakersfield Police Department is excited to announce that the recruitment for Lateral Police Officer is now open. To apply for this great career opportunity, please click on the "Read More" button below.
The 13,000 new streetlights will provide more direct and natural light to help improve public safety and lower the city’s energy costs. As a result of this project, Bakersfield will save more than $710,000 annually in energy costs.
NEW SUBMIT A TIP METHOD
The Bakersfield Police Department is offering a new method for sending anonymous tips and information via the internet. This new system will be accessible through a link on the Bakersfield Police Department homepage or by accessing www.p3tips.com.
The City of Bakersfield will be hosting a community meeting to garner public input on the Draft Downtown Bakersfield Parking Study on Monday March 26th, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Further details, including project area, are outlined in the accompanying press release.
There will be no trash pick up on Christmas Day, Monday, December 25, 2017 or New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, 2018.
City crews will be performing work on the Kern River Parkway Multi-Use Path from the Stockdale Highway undercrossing to the State Route 99 undercrossing.
An estimated 2,000 runners will take to the streets of Bakersfield for the 2nd Annual Bakersfield Marathon on Sunday November 12th, street closures will occur throughout the City.
Vehicle burglaries, thefts from unsecured vehicles, and auto thefts are a problem for our city. Criminals are opportunists, and seek to victimize law abiding citizens anytime an opportunity presents itself. This is especially true when it comes to our vehicles.
The regional park in northeast Bakersfield becomes Tarina Homes Sports Complex at Mesa Marin.
Path closure from Allen Road to Enos Lane to be in effect on October 25th from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Users will now be able to report common types of code enforcement issues such as overgrown lawn or weeds, junk, trash and/or debris in a yard, abandoned furniture, algae in swimming pools and vehicles parked on a lawn.
Meeting is open to the general public and anyone interested in learning more about California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act
The City of Bakersfield hereby announces its fiscal years 2016 through 2018 goal of 4.68% for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) airport construction Contracts. The proposed goals and rationale is available for inspection between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at the City of Bakersfield, Annex Bldg, 1501 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301 for 30 days from the date of this publication.
Fireworks task forces will be active for July 4th holiday enforcement period
All work on this project is scheduled to be complete in August 2017.
Closure to allow for aerial mosquito spraying.
As part of establishing the upcoming DBE goals for Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2016/2017/2018, a public meeting will be held on May 31, 2017, at 3:00 PM in the Basement Conference Room at City Hall South, 1501 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA, 93301, for the purpose of discussing potential opportunities for DBE participation in upcoming projects, gain input, and to answer questions.
A project to reconstruct the roadway on Wilson Road from Wible Road to South H Street will begin April 10, 2017.
A project to reconstruct the roadway on Gosford Road from White Lane to Pacheco Road will begin the week of April 10, 2017.
Dynamic and exciting opportunity to lead the City's highly skilled, 38 member Technology Services team.
Government Finance Officers Association recognizes City's Fiscal Year 2016-17 Adopted Budget Document.
Path reopened after repairs due to washout of a levee.
Three meetings to be held to provide residents with an overview of sewer and utility relocations and the installation of new cul-de-sacs on various streets to be constructed with the future transportation corridor.
Statement from City Manager's Office Regarding the Passing of Councilmember Jeff Tkac
Bakersfield Mobile App
The City of Bakersfield is improving citizen accessibility with its innovative Bakersfield mobile application.Using the application, users are able to report service-related issues, including damaged parks equipment, illegal dumping, graffiti, street lights, traffic signals, and potholes. Issues can be reported through photos, video, audio or e-mail messages.
Full street closures will occur in the area of 30th and M Streets to upgrade a railroad crossing.
The Solid Waste Division contracts clients of the Bakersfield Homeless Center. Crews sort items at the composting facility and clean up litter on highways thanks to support from sponsors, and local and state agencies. Crew members are grateful for the opportunity to rebuild their lives.
Contractor preparing for the construction of a new bridge at Hosking and State Route 99. Stay up-to-date on all freeway projects by visiting www.Bakersfieldfreeways.us.