Granite Construction was awarded a $676,663 contract for Phase I of a construction project on North Indian Canyon Drive that will add two additional lanes.
The new lanes will be added on North Indian Canyon Drive between 18th Avenue and 20th Avenue in the city of Palm Springs, the city of Desert Hot Springs, and the unincorporated area of Riverside County.
North Indian Canyon Drive is a major north-south roadway that provides connectivity to Interstate 10 and State Route 62 in the cities and communities in and near Desert Hot Springs and Palm Springs. The widening will be constructed in two phases:
- Phase 1 includes the construction of two additional lanes on North Indian Canyon Drive, for a total of two lanes in each direction between 18th Avenue and 20th Avenue.
- Phase 2 includes the construction of two additional lanes on North Indian Canyon Drive, for a total of two lanes in each direction between 18th Avenue and Dillon Road, and includes the addition of a new traffic signal at Dillon Road.
“The City of Desert Hot Springs is excited to see work beginning on this much needed arterial project in the cities of Desert Hot Springs, Palm Springs and County of Riverside,” Scott Matas, mayor of Desert Hot Springs, said in a prepared statement. “This project will help commuting traffic get to their destinations and help the movement of goods in the growing industrial areas of Desert Hot Springs and Palm Springs by easing congestion.”
Construction has begun on Phase 1 and is scheduled to be completed in mid-August. Work will be done at night between the hours of 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. to minimize disruption to the public. Construction of phase 2 will start early next year. The widening of North Indian Canyon Drive is expected to greatly improve traffic conditions, reduce delay and accommodate future growth in the region.
Photo caption: Crews preparing the sub base for a new lane.
- Crews preparing the sub base for a new lane.: Riverside County