The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces the Ground-Breaking Ceremony for the start of construction for the State Route 14 – North Mojave Four Lane
Project on Thursday, April 6, 2006 at 11:00 a.m.
This ten-mile project will widen State Route 14 from a two-lane conventional highway to
a four-lane divided expressway, thereby, improving the operation and safety of this route.
“It’s great to finally bring this project to fruition with the assistance of our local partners,
Kern Council of Governments, and Kern, Inyo and Mono Counties”, said Alan McCuen,
Acting Director, District 6.
As part of this project, improvements involve the construction of a full grade separated interchange and overpass at the intersection of State Route 14 and California City Boulevard. The interchange will provide both on and off-ramps for northbound and southbound traffic.
A loop ramp will be constructed in the northwest quadrant of the interchange to accommodate traffic turning south on State Route 14 from westbound California City Boulevard.
This project will elevate the roadbed and bridges at Cache Creek Wash which will assist in eliminating future road closures due to flooding. Drainage for the entire length of this project will be improved.
The public is invited to attend the ceremony which will include speakers from various local agencies.
During construction, the public is reminded of the following safety precautions:
Caltrans would like to thank the motoring public for their patience during this widening project. For the latest road information, please call 1-800-427-ROAD (7623).
- Do not speed in Construction Work Zones; obey the posted speed limits.
- Stay Alert! Expect the unexpected.
- Watch for workers; drive with caution.
- Don't change lanes unnecessarily.
- Avoid using mobile phones while driving in Construction Work Zones.
- Turn on headlights so that workers and other drivers can see you.
- Be especially alert at night while driving in Construction Work Zones.
- Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.
- Allow ample space between you and the car in front of you.
- Anticipate lane changes, and merge when directed to do so.
- Be Patient!