Supervisor Benoit to Speak at Thursday’s Groundbreaking of Coachella Valley I-10 Interchange Project

News Release

2010


Oct 20

Supervisor Benoit to Speak at Thursday’s Groundbreaking of Coachella Valley I-10 Interchange Project

DESERT HOT SPRINGS – Supervisor John J. Benoit will join state legislators, representatives from the California Department of Transportation, Coachella Valley Association of Governments and other dignitaries at the groundbreaking ceremony for construction of the Indian Canyon Drive Interchange Improvement Project at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at 20th Avenue, just east of Indian Canyon Drive (north of I-10) in Desert Hot Springs.

“It is significant that we have already begun construction on three of the six major I-10 interchange projects that will create 2,200 construction jobs,” said Supervisor John J. Benoit.  “This project itself will create 350 jobs and, when completed, will attract new businesses, employers and economic opportunity.”

Construction on the Indian Canyon interchange officially started Aug. 23.  The project will demolish the existing overcrossing and replace it with a new six-lane overcrossing, including bike lanes on each side.  It also will widen portions of 20th Avenue and Garnet Avenue and improve traffic signals, storm drainage and freeway vertical clearance.

Work at the Ramon Road/Bob Hope Drive and Palm Drive/Gene Autry Trail Project began in February and March, respectively.  These are the first three of six projects (Date Palm, Monterey and Jefferson) that will relieve congestion along the busy I-10 corridor in the Coachella Valley.

For more information about Thursday’s groundbreaking ceremony, please call Kathy Boltz with CalTrans, (909) 383-4416.







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