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About Thomas Roads Improvement Program

The Thomas Roads Improvement Program (TRIP) is a cooperative effort between the City of Bakersfield, County of Kern, Caltrans and the Kern Council of Governments. The program was named in honor of former Congressman William M. Thomas, who led the effort to secure $630 million for area road projects in the 2005 Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA: LU).

TRIP projects have been identified as necessary to relieve the stress on outdated infrastructure, caused by years of rapid growth in population, inter-regional travel, and freight movement. The projects will facilitate regional mobility, economic growth and development, as well as reduce travel time through major transportation corridors.

The TRIP office is staffed with personnel from the City, County, Caltrans and Parsons, the program management consultant.



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TRIP Updates

The Westpark Street Improvements Project includes the installation of various drainage systems; asphalt paving; and the construction of cul-de-sacs at various locations (see map). These road modifications are part of the permanent configuration for the Centennial Corridor Project. Immediate closures are planned at Joseph Drive between Candy Street and Dunlap Street; Fallbrook Street between Marella Way and Hillsborough Drive; Kensington Avenue between Malibu Court and Woodlake Drive; Woodlake Drive across the future Centennial Corridor alignment; and Kentfield Drive.

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