OCT. 10, 2000

CONTACT: Mike Stepanovich, 661/664-2456; mstepanovich@csub.edu




Traffic controls planned for Bakersfield Business Conference

Morning traffic controls are planned for Saturday in the vicinity of California State University, Bakersfield to accommodate traffic to the Bakersfield Business Conference, according to university police.

Traffic controls will be in effect from 6 to 10 a.m., CSUB Police Chief Brian Baker said.

Baker listed the following changes to normal traffic flow:

Stockdale Highway eastbound will be blocked at Old River Road from 6 to 10 a.m. Traffic will be diverted south to Camino Media or Ming Avenue. Conference-bound motorists should proceed east on Camino Media for parking on the south side of the campus. Once south campus lots are full, conference-bound motorists should proceed east to Gosford Road, then north to Stockdale Highway, then merge with westbound conference traffic on Stockdale Highway to either Don Hart Drive East or Don Hart Drive West.

The traffic signal at Town and Country Lane, the entry to the Town and Country Shopping Center just west of the Coffee-Gosford Road-Stockdale Highway intersection, will not be in operation from 6 to 10 a.m.

Stockdale Highway westbound from Coffee-Gosford Road to Old River Road will be open to through traffic. Through traffic should use the right lane only.

Baker said Golden Empire Transit bus service to campus will be diverted between 6 and 10 a.m. to the bus stop on Camino Media and the south campus entrance road. Regular service will resume after 10 a.m.

The recycling bins on campus in parking lot I will be closed Saturday and will reopen on Sunday, he added.

Those who have non-Conference related business on campus will be able to park, although it may not be as convenient as usual, Baker said.

He urged motorists to avoid Stockdale Highway in the vicinity of the CSUB campus on Saturday from 6 to 10 a.m. if at all possible.