Thermal and Oasis Roads to be Resurfaced

News Release


Mar 10

Thermal and Oasis Roads to be Resurfaced

THERMAL-OASIS – Three eastern Coachella Valley roadways with moderate damage and cracked surfaces will be resurfaced this spring.

The Board of Supervisors Tuesday voted 5-0 to award the work to Matich Corporation of San Bernardino, which submitted the low bid of $829,574. Matich Corporation has previously worked with the county on Mecca street improvements.

This project will improve segments of Avenue 66, Harrison Street and Tyler Street in the communities of Thermal and Oasis.

“These roads are in need of repair and will be getting smooth surfaces and safety improvements,” said Supervisor John J. Benoit. “This is an investment in the eastern Coachella Valley to significantly improve these roads and extend their service life, enhance safety and keep agriculture and industry moving.”

A 0.95 mile segment of Avenue 66 will be paved from Van Buren Street to Harrison Street. Harrison Street will be paved from 0.38 mile northwest of Pierce Street to 0.21 mile south of Pierce Street. Tyler Street will be paved from 0.46 north of Avenue 66 to 1 mile north of Avenue 66.

The roads are used by local farms and businesses, and are among approximately 2,100 miles maintained by the Riverside County Transportation Department.

The project will be funded by local transportation funds. Construction is expected to be completed by June.

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