THOUSAND PALMS (CNS) – The Riverside County Transportation Department
will conduct a presentation Tuesday night on the $4.8 million Thousand Palms
Canyon Road Repair Project.
The presentation on the street running between Thousand Palms, Indio
Hills and Sky Valley will be conducted at the Indio Hills Community Council
meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday through a zoom link available at
Construction on the 4.2-mile project is set to begin in June and is
expected to be completed in late summer. The street will remain open as much as
possible during construction.
The deteriorated roadway will be resurfaced with a new pavement to
improve vehicle safety, provide five-foot-wide paved shoulders for bicycles and
turn pockets for two driveways near the Coachella Valley Preserve to enhance
the road used by hikers and visitors, according to Supervisor V. Manuel Perez.
According to the project overview, the project scope also includes
building pavement transitions, installing rumbling strips, grading dirt
shoulders and dirt berms, installing and removing signs and applying traffic
stripping and thermoplastic pavement markings.
The project was funded by the county’s SB 1 funds, generated from gas
taxes and vehicle registration fees.
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