The California Department of Transportation would like to inform commuters and residents in south Kern County near the communities of Lebec, Frazier Park and Gorman that the Rehabilitation Project on southbound Interstate-5 (I-5) will resume construction work activities beginning Monday, March 12.
Caltrans is currently working to improve the condition of pavement on southbound I-5 in Kern County from the Kern/Los Angeles County Line to 0.1 mile north of the Grapevine Creek Bridge near Lebec.
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Construction crews will be closing the #4-lane on southbound I-5 from the Lebec Service Road overcrossing to the Frazier Mountain Park Road overcrossing by placing temporary concrete K-rail. Southbound I-5 will be reduced to three (3) lanes in the area of Lebec/Frazier Park and commuter travel may become congested.
Long-term lane closures are necessary 24 hours a day, 7-days a week during this phase of the construction project which is expected to be completed by the end of May. Commuters will experience delays and are encouraged to use alternate routes whenever possible.
The southbound I-5 off-ramp to Frazier Mountain Park Road will be closed beginning Monday night, March 12 until mid/late-May. Southbound commuters/residents must use the Lebec Road off-ramp to access Frazier Mountain Park Road.
The offramp to Frazier Mountain Park Road from northbound I-5 will remain open during this phase of construction.
Caltrans would like to thank the motoring public for their patience during this construction project. Motorists are reminded to watch for construction personnel and equipment. Please “Slow for the Cone Zone” at all times