The City of La Quinta is breaking ground Monday January 30th 2023, beginning construction on a bridge over the wash on Dune Palms Drive.
The project is costing just shy of 30 million dollars. Tax dollars via Caltrans, The Coachella Valley Association of Governments and the City of La Quinta will pay for it.
That low-level crossing has flooding problems when it rains.
But in early 2025, those problems will be history.
The City is building a 480 foot bridge over the channel.
Dune Palms Road will remain open during construction.
But expect some intermittent lane closures at times during the construction.
The new bridge will include four vehicle travel lanes, two in each
direction; a bicycle/golf cart path in each direction; and a
sidewalk in each direction.
The project will tie into the regional CV Link Project and will include drainage and utility work on Dune Palms Road.
The new Dune Palms Road bridge will be constructed in two phases.
Crews will construct a temporary, two-lane road with separated pedestrian access on the west side so for traffic to uses while crews construct the eastern bridge span. Once the eastern side is done, traffic will shift onto that side, the temporary road will be removed, and crews will construct the western side of the bridge.
The contractor is Ortiz Enterprises, and TYLIN is the construction management team overseeing the project.
For project updates, visit www.cityoflaquintaca.gov/DunePalms
Groundbreaking for new Bridge on Dune Palms in La Quinta Ca
Photo from The City of La Quinta CA