Commuter Alert: Lebec Northbound Interstate 5 On-Ramp and Lane Closures

Need to go to Bakersfield or Parts North? Prepare to ZigZag

By Patric Hedlund

Lebec, Calif. —The on-ramp from Frazier Mountain Park Road to northbound Interstate 5 will be closed during construction by Caltrans for six weeks, starting Friday, June 26. Caltrans suggests motorists take the southbound I-5 Frazier Mountain Park on-ramp, exit at the Gorman Road off-ramp, then re-enter the freeway at the northbound I-5  on-ramp in Gorman.

Work on lanes over the 10-mile northbound Grapevine section of the Interstate-5 will typically take place during the night, Caltrans says. A $15.5 million pavement project will repair worn concrete panels in the northbound (slow) lane (used heavily by big rigs)  and resurface three adjacent lanes with rubberized asphalt.

Here’s the Caltrans advisory:

Lane/Ramp/Rest Area Closures Starting June 26, 2009:

  • The northbound Interstate 5 #4 (slow lane) from the Kern/Los Angeles County Line to just south of the Lebec off-ramp will close for six weeks
  • The northbound Interstate 5 Frazier Mountain Park Road on-ramp will close for six weeks
  • The northbound Lebec roadside rest area will close for six weeks to accommodate pavement rehabilitation work

DETOUR: To access northbound Interstate 5 from Frazier Mountain Park Road, take the southbound Interstate 5 Frazier Mountain Road on-ramp, exit at the Gorman Road off-ramp then take the northbound Interstate 5 on-ramp.

Security Paving Company was awarded the $15.5 million pavement rehabilitation project, which is anticipated to be complete in late summer 2009.

Caltrans thanks motorists for their patience as we work to repair this segment of Interstate 5. Motorists are reminded to allow additional travel time and drive with extra care through construction areas. Please slow the for cone zone.

This is part of the June 26, 2009 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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