Supervisor Benoit To Speak At Friday's Groundbreaking Of Coachella Valley I-10 Corridor Projects

News Release


Feb 25

Supervisor Benoit To Speak At Friday's Groundbreaking Of Coachella Valley I-10 Corridor Projects

RANCHO MIRAGE – Riverside County Supervisor John J. Benoit will join representatives from the California Department of Transportation, Coachella Valley Association of Governments, Riverside County Transportation Commission, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, and other dignitaries at the groundbreaking of significant I-10 improvements Friday, February 26 at 10:00 AM at the southwest corner of Bob Hope Drive and Ramon Road. An open house of the projects will follow from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM at Agua Caliente Casino, Resort & Spa (32-250 Bob Hope Drive).

"I have been actively involved in the I-10 corridor for years, first patrolling it as the Highway Patrol Commander in Indio and then in the State Legislature where I dealt with funding transportation projects," said Fourth District Supervisor John J. Benoit. "These six major projects arrive at an opportune time, creating 2,200 new jobs and supporting hundreds more with additional benefits to our local economy."

Caltrans started construction February 3 on a $25.5 million project at the Ramon Road/Bob Hope Drive Interchange Project. Riverside County will begin construction on the $17 million Palm Drive/Gene Autry Trail Project on March 1. These are the first two of six projects (Indian Canyon, Date Palm, Monterey, and Jefferson) to relieve congestion along the busy I-10 corridor in the Coachella Valley.


What: Groundbreaking Ceremony
When: Friday February 26th 10:00-11:00 AM
Where: Southwest corner of Bob Hope Drive and Ramon Road
Rancho Mirage

What: Open House
When: Friday February 26th 11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Where: Agua Caliente Casino, Resort & Spa
32-250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage

For more information about Friday's groundbreaking ceremony and open house, please contact Benoit’s Office at (760) 863-8211.


Supervisor John J. Benoit represents the Fourth District on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. Stretching from the Palm Springs area south to the Salton Sea and east to the Colorado River, it is the largest geographical district in the county.

Please note: Supervisor Benoit’s Office will be closed every Friday through June 30, 2010 per order of the Board of Supervisors on 7/21/2009. Benoit’s regular office hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Contact: Barry Nestande/Darin Schemmer, Benoit Office, (760) 863-8211

73-710 Fred Waring Drive, Suite 222, Palm Desert, CA 92260 | Phone: 760-863-8211 • Fax: 760-863-8905