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Dangerous Stretch of highway 46 (Blood Alley) in Kern County to be widened

Next week the ground breaking will take place to widen Highway 46 in Kern County from San Luis Obispo County Line to Brown Material Road near Lost Hills. It has taken over 10 years to get the funding together for this project. Sen. Dean Florez, D-Shafter has been behind this project since a brutal high-profile accident occurred on this route in 1999. A combination of federal and state funding has been brought together to finally make this project a reality. The road will expand from 2 lanes to 4 with a generous median in between. There is a long history of accidents on this stretch of road sometimes referred to as “Blood Alley.” The 2 most recent occuring October 23 and 28 killing 4 and 3 people respectively. If you have been involved in an accident on Highway 46 please contact us for a free consultation at /.