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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 of Bakersfield has received notification that the California Supreme Court has denied the Citizens Against the 24th Street Widening Project’s petition for review and application for stay. The petition had been filed in response to the Appellate Court's denial for an injunction while the appeal of the project’s recirculated environmental impact report is pending. The City is moving forward with all work required for the 24th Street Improvement Project.

    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

    Soundwall Alternatives
    The project team has requested public input on sound wall design for the 24th Street Improvement Project. Please review the following designs and email your comments and preference to Janet Wheeler at 

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       24th Street Sound Wall - Alternative 1

       24th Street Sound Wall - Alternative 2

       24th Street Sound Wall - Alternative 3

       24th Street Sound Wall - Alternative 4

     24th Street Sound Wall Location Map

    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