There will be multiple road closures starting this week.
A daytime lane closure has been scheduled for the outside lane and shoulder on southbound Mohawk Street on Monday, November 18. The closure will be in the vicinity of the southbound-to-westbound Westside Parkway on-ramp. The contractor for the Kern River Bridge Improvements project will be removing and replacing the guardrail along Mohawk Street. The work is expected to take all day to complete.
On Monday night, the contractor will need to close the westbound on-ramp. The closure is expected to be underway between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., and is needed to allow for guardrail replacement along the ramp. During the ramp closure, southbound Mohawk Street motorists can access the westbound Westside Parkway by making a U-turn at Truxtun Avenue and returning northbound to the westbound loop on-ramp.
The work is not expected to impact traffic on the freeway.
A section of Wible Road will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic this week to allow for the demolition of the old northbound-to-eastbound connector bridge, which crosses the roadway. The closure is expected to be in place from Monday, November 18 at 7 a.m. through Thursday, November 21. This will be an around-the-clock closure, affecting both directions of travel between Stockdale Highway and Belle Terrace.
Vehicles can use H Street to detour around the closure, and motorists can enter northbound State Route 99 from the California Avenue interchange.
Access to Wible Road businesses located between the demolition site and Ming Avenue will remain open. Motorists will need to use Ming Avenue to enter and exit this section of the roadway.
Work may be rescheduled without notice due to unforeseen circumstances. Please slow down and watch for construction workers and equipment while driving in the vicinity of this work. The Thomas Roads Improvement Program apologizes for any inconvenience this work may cause the traveling public.