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Highway 111 Street Improvement Project Receives Green Light

Highway 111 Street Improvement Project Receives Green Light

Soon, Indio residents will see their Measure X dollars hard at work. Caltrans has approved the city of Indio to go out to bid on its estimated $11.5 million Highway 111 Street Improvement Project from Rubidoux Street to west of Madison Street. 

The upgrades on a nearly two-mile section of Highway 111 will include:

  • Widening of Highway 111 from two “through lanes” in each direction to three “through lanes” in each direction;
  • Replacing/reconstruction of all the existing pavement with new pavement;
  • Replacing all six traffic signals with new modern traffic signals that interact;
  • Replacing nearly all 60 existing driveways with new American with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant driveways that also makes ingress and egress to the businesses easier;
  • Improving drainage in the area of Highway 111 and Monroe Street to help alleviate flooding in that area;
  • Replacing all the access ramps, along with other ADA (access) improvements, along the sidewalks.

Funding for this estimated $11.5 million project is as follows:

$1.5 million City Measure X Funds

$1.0 million City Transportation Funds

$4.14 million Coachella Valley Association of Government Funds

$4.68 million Federal Transportation Grant Funds

$217,000 SB821 Grant Funds

Major construction is slated to begin right after the New Year, with completion expected by Thanksgiving of 2018. All work will be suspended during April for the music festivals.

Although work will be occurring on this project for most of 2018, construction will be done in sections to minimize traffic and business impacts.