Rosamond-Mojave Rehabilitation Project
The Rosamond Mojave Rehabilitation Project covers an eight-mile stretch of State Route 14 in Kern County, from 1.4 miles south of the Dawn Road overcrossing to 0.54 miles north of the Silver Queen Road overcrossing. This project proposes pavement rehabilitation for on- and off-ramps and adjacent shoulders. In addition, this project will upgrade metal beam guardrail (MBGR), traffic loop detectors, and other appurtenances and facilities within the project limits.
The northbound on- and off-ramps for Dawn Road, Backus Road, and Silver Queen Road are closed until further notice. A temporary on-ramp for Silver Queen Road is available. Construction hours are scheduled Monday through Thursday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, and on Friday from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. Traffic speeds will be reduced to 55 mph through the construction area.
Project Public Meeting
Caltrans District 9 hosted a digital public meeting on the Rosamond-Mojave Rehabilitation Project on October 6, 2020.
The total cost of the Rosamond-Mojave Rehabilitation Project is $53 million
- $8.1 million has been funded by Senate Bill 1
- $43 million is the construction cost
(Please note the following timeline is subject to change)
- October 3, 2020 - Mobilization stage began.
- October 6, 2020 - Caltrans hosted a digital public meeting on the project.
- November 3, 2020 - Construction crews began shoulder work.
- February 2021 - All traffic switched to the northbound lanes.
- August 20, 2021 - The outside southbound lane and the southbound ramps for Silver Queen Road, Dawn Road and Backus Road reopened.
- August 30, 2021 - Traffic switched to the southbound lanes.
- October 2021 - Crews began placing rebar and Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement on the northbound lanes.
- May 2022 - Estimated completion date of construction.