Projects & Programs
Learn more about 24th Street Historic Properties.
Thomas Roads Improvement Program (TRIP) projects have been identified as necessary to relieve the stress on outdated infrastructure, caused by years of rapid growth in population, inter-regional travel, and freight movement.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 the travel time through major transportation corridors.
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This Division of Public Works Department is charged with overseeing the City's Capital Improvement Program (CIP), which consists of a variety of projects to construct, maintain, repair, and rehabilitate the City's infrastructure and facilities.
It is the policy of the City of Bakersfield to ensure that Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, as defined in Part 26, have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in DOT-assisted contracts.
The purpose of the Downtown Corridor Enhancement Master Plan (“The Plan”) is to establish design guidelines for streetscape improvements and gateways into and throughout downtown Bakersfield. The plan is inspired by the history and heritage of the community at large and the promise of the future as a high-speed rail station city. The Plan is a direct outcome and continuation of the Making Downtown Bakersfield Vision Plan and supports reinvestment in downtown infrastructure over the next 30 years to enhance the image and identity of Bakersfield, attract new businesses and residents, and improve walkability, livability and connection of key destinations.
In April 2021, the City Council approved agreements for the installation of 30 Level 2 Electric Vehicle (EV) charging ports across six charging stations for general public use and convenience. The charging stations are located at The Park at River Walk, the parking lot across from California State University, Bakersfield on Stockdale Highway, City Hall South, Mechanics Bank Arena, McMurtrey Aquatic Center and Valley Children's Ice Center, and the 18th & Eye Street parking garage.
The City of Bakersfield's Anti-Graffiti Program assists the residents of Bakersfield with the eradication of graffiti. Residents, or merchants, whose property has been vandalized with graffiti receive free matching paint to enable them to remove the graffiti promptly.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the city of Bakersfield have upgraded nearly 13,000 city-owned streetlight fixtures with new energy-efficient, light-emitting diode (LED) lights.
Projects funded by the California Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) to improve street safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers.
Senate Bill 1 allows the City of Bakersfield to prioritize local streets funding to bring infrastructure improvements and road safety to our communities.
The City of Bakersfield is considering the installation of artwork within specific locations along the Westside Parkway.