Neighborhood around Herbert Hoover Elementary School to receive new sidewalks

INDIO – The city of Indio is investing in the safety, health and mobility of its neighborhoods by constructing more than five miles of new sidewalk around Herbert Hoover Elementary School. 

The project, which leverages both state and federal funding, will also upgrade pedestrian access ramps and driveway approaches to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, plus add some signage, crosswalks and street striping.

Herbert Hoover Elementary’s proximity to Miles Avenue Park made it an ideal location for the addition of sidewalks, so that families can enjoy increased pedestrian access to the city’s outdoor amenities, as well as increased walkability in this mostly residential neighborhood.  The project will cost approximately $3 million, and is fully reimbursable through grants. See the map here.

The city will hold two virtual webinars to present the project and get feedback from the community.  Stakeholders are welcome d to take part in either presentation to learn more and ask questions about potential construction impacts.  Both webinars will have the same presentation in English and Spanish, and will be held at 6 p.m. on Dec. 9 and Dec. 10.

Sidewalks are proposed for the following streets:

  • Luce Court.
  • Biskra Street
  • Leroy Way
  • Valencia Avenue
  • Tahquitz Avenue
  • San Jacinto Avenue
  • Santa Rosa Avenue
  • Sun Gold Street
  • Rubidoux Street
  • Palm Street
  • Arabia Street
  • Sierra Avenue
  • Bliss Avenue
  • Lassen Court

Construction is expected to begin around the school in the winter of 2021.

For more details, maps, and other opportunities to connect with the City of Indio about this project, please click here.

Image Sources

  • Hoover Elementary: DSUSD