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Sometimes Highway 58 needs to close due to accidents.

Caltrans plans to soon release to the public plans on three sections of truck-climbing lanes that would allow motorists to pass big rigs traveling on Highway 58 from Bakersfield to Tehachapi.

"The project initiation document is a planning document. It's really the document that starts the dialogue very early in the process. It's designed to relatively give guidance to future phases," Brent Green, district director for Caltrans District Nine, said at the Kern Council of Governments' regular board meeting in Bakersfield on Thursday.

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