Caltrans: SB 1 Funded State Route 58

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SB 1 FUNDED STRIPING PROJECT ON STATE ROUTE 58 HAS BEGUN

Bishop – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has begun upgrading approximately 50 miles of traffic striping on State Route 58 in Eastern Kern County from the junction at State Route 223 (Bear Mountain Boulevard) to Cal City Boulevard. The striping upgrade will widen the current 4-inch stripe to 6-inch, designed to be more visible to the traveling public at night and during inclement weather, as well as detectable by autonomous vehicles for lane assist technology.

This $4.7 million project was awarded to Specialty Pavement Marking, Inc. of Tualatin, Oregon.

Construction is scheduled to continue through mid-May, Monday through Thursday, 6:00 am to 8:00 pm, and Friday 6:00 am to 3:00 pm. Intermittent, one-hour ramp closures are scheduled during the project from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm as needed. Be work zone aware, slow down and move over a lane.

The work schedule is subject to change due to traffic incidents, weather, availability of equipment and/or materials and construction-related issues. 

SB 1 provides ongoing funding of approximately $1.8 billion annually for the maintenance and rehabilitation of the state highway system. SB 1 funds will enable Caltrans to fix more than 17,000 lane miles of pavement, 500 bridges and 55,000 culverts by 2027.

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