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Hwy 111 Street Improvement Project Suspended During Festivals

HIGHWAY 111 STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECT IN INDIO SUSPENDED DURING FESTIVALS

All Construction Work Suspended From April 11-30

INDIO, CA (April 5, 2018) – All construction work on the Highway 111 Street Improvement Project will be suspended from Wednesday, April 11th to Monday, April 30th to ease traffic during the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals, and allow access to local Indio businesses on Highway 111. Construction will resume on Tuesday, May 1st and continue until its completion by Thanksgiving.

The reconstruction of a two-mile section of Highway 111 between Rubidoux Street to west of Madison Street began in January to widen the roadway to three lanes in each direction; and to replace and upgrade pavement, traffic signals, sidewalks, driveways and access ramps. During construction, a minimum of one lane of traffic in each direction is open at all times to provide access to businesses. Construction is also being performed in segments to minimize traffic impacts.

The Highway 111 Street Improvement Project in Indio will increase safety for drivers and pedestrians, improve access to local businesses, prepare for future economic development projects, and accommodate future traffic with thousands of people visiting and moving to Indio every year as the largest and fastest growing city in eastern Riverside County.

This $10.3 million project is funded by: the City of Indio through Measure X sales tax; Coachella Valley Association of Governments through Measure A and the Transportation Uniform Mitigation Fee; Riverside County through Measure A; State of California through SB 1 (Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017) and the Transportation Development Act (Article 3 - SB 821 Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Program); and the Federal government through the Federal Surface Transportation Program.

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is on April 13-15 and 20-22, and the Stagecoach Country Music Festival is on April 27-29. Both events are held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. The public must observe all traffic signage and detours during the festivals, and residents are encouraged to use alternative routes. Go to Indio.org for specific traffic information for this year’s festivals.

For further information on the Highway 111 Street Improvement Project, please contact Martin Phillips, Construction Manager of TY Lin, at (760) 533-8119 or martin.phillips@tylin.com. For information about festival traffic, please contact Jim Curtis at (760) 391-4112 or concertinfo@indio.org.

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