Kern National Wildlife Refuge Auto Tour Route Improvements

Project Description

The project is in Kern National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), which is 19 miles west of Delano, CA in Kern County. The project will improve the roadway by reconditioning the existing roadway and adding 4 to 6 inches of aggregate surface course on 10.5 miles of the Auto Tour Routes at Kern NWR. The intent of the project is to improve overall access to areas of the refuge for wildlife viewing and other activities. These improvements will be designed and implemented in accordance with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, CFLHD, and AASHTO Highway Design Standards, in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Key Project Dates

Advertise: Summer 2017
Construction: Fall 2017

Project Photos

Existing pullout which will be reconditioned and 4 inches of aggregate surface coarse will be added.

Existing pullout which will be reconditioned and 4" of aggregate surface coarse will be added.


Existing roadway will be improved by reconditioning and addition of 4-6 inches of aggregate surface coarse.

Existing roadway will be improved by reconditioning and addition of 4-6" of aggregate surface coarse.

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Project Details
Project # CA FTFW KERN 10(2) & 11(1)
Project Name Auto Tour Route Improvements
Location Kern County
FLMA U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Status Under Construction

Contact Information

Project Manager: Emilio Burgos
Phone: 720-963- 3639
Email: Emilio.Burgos@dot.gov

Federal Highway Administration
Central Federal Lands Highway Division
12300 West Dakota Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80228
720-963-3500