Along with delays on Highway 119, going east is a big headache

The trip to Bakersfield is going to be a big inconvenience, at least, today and Friday.

The main route, Highway 119, is undergoing construction work and one-way traffic with pilot cars and lengthy delays are the rule.

The back road – across South Lake Road, Millux Road to Old River Road and points east, is closed for the rest of today and Friday for work on a railroad crossing, the Kern County Roads Department said.

It is expected to reopen Friday evening.

Traffic was even worse on Highway 119 Wednesday when a collision closed the roadway completely for more than 30 minutes.