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Sinkhole Repairs Require Closure of Fairfax Road at College Avenue

Local access for residents remains open

On Monday, April 13, crews from the City of Bakersfield’s Public Works Department started working to repair a 12-foot wide sinkhole that opened near the intersection of Fairfax Road and College Avenue. Crews closed the intersection with the exception of the right turn lanes in each direction.

Due to the extent of the work required to repair the sinkhole and related storm drain damage at the intersection, Public Works has closed Fairfax Road in both directions at College Avenue.

Local access for residents remains open.

The closure is expected to last until Tuesday, April 21. Drivers are asked to avoid the area if possible and use alternative routes during the repairs and construction.

The City thanks the public for their patience as the repairs are completed.

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