LEBEC / FRAZIER PARK, CA (Monday, March 5, 2012 at 11 a.m.)—Caltrans has just issued notice that beginning Monday, March 12, the number 4 lane will be closed on the southbound I-5. The offramp to Frazier Mountain Park Road from the southbound lanes will be closed until mid-May, Caltrans said. Southbound motorists must use the Lebec Road off-ramp to access Frazier Mountain Park Road. As some of you will remember, this is a "re-do" of a resurfacing project that was flawed, and so was pulled up and must now be repeated. Here is the Caltrans press release:
CONSTRUCTION PROJECT ON INTERSTATE-5 NEAR LEBEC WILL CLOSE ACCESS TO FRAZIER MOUNTAIN PARK ROAD
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) would like to inform commuters and residents in south Kern County near the communities of Lebec, Frazier Park and Gorman that the Rehabilitation Project on southbound Interstate-5 (I-5) will resume construction work activities beginning Monday, March 12, 2012.
Caltrans is currently working to improve the condition of pavement on southbound I-5 in Kern County from the Kern/Los Angeles County Line to 0.1 mile north of the Grapevine Creek Bridge near Lebec.
Construction crews will be closing the #4-lane on southbound I-5 from the Lebec Service Road Overcrossing to the Frazier Mountain ParkRoad Overcrossing by placing Temporary Concrete K-Rail. Southbound I-5 will be reduced to three (3) lanes in the area of Lebec/Frazier Park and commute travel may become congested.
Long-term lane closures are necessary 24 hours a day, 7-days a week during this phase of the construction project which is expected to be completed by the end of May. Commuters will experience delays and are encouraged to use alternate routes whenever possible.
The southbound I-5 off-ramp to Frazier Mountain Park Road will be closed beginning Monday night, March 12th, 2012 until mid/late-May, 2012.
Southbound commuters/residents must use the Lebec Road off-ramp to access Frazier Mountain Park Road.
The offramp to Frazier Mountain Park Road from northbound I-5 will remain open during this phase of construction.
Caltrans would like to thank the motoring public for their patience during this construction project. Motorists are reminded to watch for construction personnel and equipment. Please “Slow for the Cone Zone” at all times.
This is part of the March 02, 2012 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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