Riverside County, City of Desert Hot Springs Partner on Project to Repair Mountain View Road

DESERT HOT SPRINGS – With a budget of $2.496 million, Mountain View Road, which runs along the county’s unincorporated area adjacent to Desert Hot Springs, is getting a smooth new road surface, drainage improvements and enhancements to sidewalks, curbs, gutters and driveways.

It is a joint transportation improvement project of Riverside County and the City of Desert Hot Springs.

Mountain View Road Repairs UnderwayAs part of the project spans the jurisdiction of the City of Desert Hot Springs, the city is contributing $577,800. The project is also funded with $8,938 from the Mission Springs Water District.

Matich Corporation of San Bernardino was awarded the contract to construct the project.

The Mountain View Road Resurfacing Project will replace deteriorated pavement with new hot mix asphalt for an approximately 1.5-mile segment of Mountain View Road between Dillon Road and the city limit south of Whitney Court.

The project began construction this month and is scheduled to be completed in September.

Mountain View Road Repairs Underway“We are excited to work with the City of Desert Hot Springs and Mission Springs Water District to make the roadway safer and smoother for our residents who use Mountain View Road,” Supervisor V. Manuel Perez said in a prepared statement. “Another great benefit of this project is that the drainage system will help water to not accumulate, improving the safety of the road and protecting the road pavement as well.”

In a prepared statement, Desert Hot Springs Mayor Scott Matas said, “Mountain View Road is a vital path of travel for our community. Partnering with the county and Mission Springs Water District to complete these much-needed improvements will continue to ensure a safe and alternative route for our community which is vital to reducing congestion on Palm Drive.”

A week-long closure of Mountain View Road, between Dillon Road and Far View Road, is in effect through Sept. 2 to construct a concrete water crossing. Signage will direct vehicles to the available detours on Long Canyon Drive and Palm Drive to Hacienda Avenue to access Mountain View Road. If the work is completed early, the road will be reopened ahead of schedule.

All photos courtesy of Riverside County Transportation Department.

Image Sources

  • Mountain View Road Repairs: Riverside County Transportation Department.