Improved Driving Conditions and Smoother Roadway Await Motorists as Caltrans Completes $3.2M Pavement Repair Project on State Route 58
KERN COUNTY — Caltrans announced today the completion of a series of repairs to State Route 58 over Tehachapi Pass, creating smoother pavement and improved driving conditions for traveling motorists. The Kern Digouts & Slab Replacements Project was funded primarily with $3.1 million from Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.
The project repaired multiple pavement sections on State Route 58 from just east of Mill Street and Business Route 58. It marked the second digout[CC1] and slab replacement effort completed on the highway this year, following an earlier emergency project to repair drainage systems damaged by the heavy winter of 2022-23. Digout, which refer to the replacement of localized, long, and rectangular areas of the pavement, and slab replacement projects allow Caltrans to perform significant repairs that extend the life of the pavement between more comprehensive rehabilitation projects.
“SB 1 funding continues to power infrastructure investments that help Caltrans provide the best experience possible for Californians in Kern County and across the state,” said Caltrans District Director Ryan Dermody.
Granite Construction, of Bakersfield was the project contractor.
SB 1 provides $5 billion in transportation funding annually shared equally between the state and local agencies. Road projects progress through construction phases more quickly thanks to the availability of SB 1 funds, including projects that are partially funded by SB 1. To view the latest news and information on SB1 funding and federal infrastructure investments, visit RebuildingCA.ca.gov.
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