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24th Street Improvements

Project Description
The proposed project in general would widen, realign and re-stripe 24th Street from west of State Route 99 to east of M Street, as well as realign and re-stripe 23rd Street from west of C Street to east of M Street, in order to add two travel lanes (one in each direction) to the roadway. The project would also encompass improvements to the 24th Street/State Route 99 Interchange as well as the widening of the Oak Street/24th Street intersection.

Project Status
The City is moving forward with all work required for the 24th Street Improvement Project. 95% design plans have been submitted. Acquisition and demolition activities are underway.

An auction was held on Thursday, April 27 for the 2400+ square foot house located at 2312 24th Street and a new east/west facing lot at 2405 Bay Street. The lot is excess land from two north/south oriented parcels acquired for the widening of 24th Street. The new owner will construct a foundation and move the 96-year old home, turning it to face Bay Street.

24th Street Historic Districts
The Area of Potential Effects for the 24th Street Improvement Project was established in October 2010 using the engineering footprints of all Build Alternatives. Two potential historic districts were identified within this area – the District North of 24th Street and the District South of 24th Street. These historic districts are assumed to be eligible for the National Register of Historic Places for the purposes of this project only. Visit the 24th Street Historic Districts website to see homes identified as significant to these districts.

24th Street Improvement Project Sound Wall Alternatives
Following public input, the Bakersfield City Council selected Alternative 4 as the sound wall design for the 24th Street Improvement Project. |

 
   24th Street Sound Wall - Alternative 4 
   24th Street Sound Wall Location Map



24th Street Environmental Documents
Final Environmental Impact Report Volume 1 - Original Volume 1 of the Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment, December 2013

Final Environmental Impact Report Volume 2 Comments and Responses on Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment, May 2012

Final Environmental Impact Report Volume 3 - Recirculated Final Environmental Impact Report and Responses to Comments

Attachment No. 1 to 24th Street Improvement Project Final Environmental Impact Report Volume 3, May 2016

Location Map
24th Street Notice of Availability and Notice of Public Hearing - English 
24th Street Notice of Availability and Notice of Public Hearing - Spanish

Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report
24th Street Widening Final Project Report
24th Street and Oak Street Final Project Report
Draft Environmental Impact Report

Draft Maps
State Route 99 Interchange
State Route 99 to E Street
E Street to M Street

Technical Documents
Air Quality Report
Biological Assessment
Community Impact Assessment
Final Relocation Impact Statement
Historic Property Survey Report
Hydrology, Water Quality and Stormwater Runoff Report
Initial Site Assessment
Location Hydraulic Study
Natural Environment Study
Noise Abatement Decision Report
Noise Study Report
Paleontological Resources Report
Roadway Foundation Report
Traffic Analysis
Visual Impact Analysis
Water Quality Report

Kern County Regional Transportation Plans and EIRs, 1998 and 2011