COMMUTER ALERT: Lebec Northbound Interstate 5 Ramp and Rest Stop Changes for Six Weeks

By Holly Vogel, CalTrans Public Information Officer

Lebec, Calif. – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is currently conducting a pavement rehabilitation project on northbound Interstate 5 in Kern County near the Los Angeles County line to the Grapevine Creek Bridge.

To reduce the impact to motorists, the majority of the work will occur at night. Lane closures will be necessary to safely reconstruct and replace deteriorated concrete panels on the northbound Interstate 5 outside travel lane and grind and resurface the three adjacent lanes with rubberized asphalt on the 10-mile segment of Interstate 5.

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 19, 2009 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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