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Friday, May 29 2009 03:30 PM

Ask TBC: What's the latest on Mustang Square?

By The Bakersfield Californian

What happened to the shopping center across from Stockdale High School at White Lane and Buena Vista?

-- Jane Barrett

Mustang Square is under construction and the first tenants will be in by the end of the year, said project co-developer Tom Carosella.

THose first tenants are Cruz Thru car wash, Taco Bell and Jack in the Box, he said.

Q: Is there anytime in the near future that the northeast side of Renfro road will be extended and finished?

The road was turned to curve but we still cannot cross over Highway 43. We have to go left then over. When will this project be finished? Will we have to wait until the county gets more money to finish this project?

-- Reader

A: The county wants to do a grade separation project at Renfro Road and the BNSF railroad tracks but it's not going to happen for a long time, some 10 to 25 years, according to the Roads Department.

That's because it's hugely expensive to build such safe railroad crossings, upwards of $30 million to $35 million, officials said.

Ask The Californian appears on Mondays. Submit questions to asktbc@bakersfield.com or to The Bakersfield Californian, c/o Christine Bedell, P.O. Bin 440, Bakersfield, CA 93302.

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