City Manager’s Message February 2019

Greetings to our residents and to our many visitors from around the world! February’s blue skies and cool temperatures were meant to be enjoyed outdoors in La Quinta, and we have a lot to offer. February is one of the finest months to get out and enjoy the natural beauty of our community, whether it is our city parks, our trails in the Cove, or one of the many activities happening this month, take some time to enjoy La Quinta!

La Quinta has several infrastructure improvement projects scheduled or underway. The Eisenhower retention basin (which will alleviate roadway flooding at Eisenhower and Coachella Drives) is in final design, with construction anticipated to begin in late April. The Dune Palms Road widening project (by La Quinta High School) will also be under construction this Spring. The construction plans for the Village Complete Streets project are 100% complete and construction is scheduled for June.

The HSIP Intersection Improvement project will also begin soon, with construction planned in two phases. Phase I begins in March and will entail installing safety lighting, illuminated street name signs and traffic signal controller upgrades. Phase II, installing fiber optic interconnect cable, will begin this summer.

Other projects underway include the Coachella Valley Water District’s Canal Irrigation Pipeline Project, which is in progress and extends irrigation from SilverRock Resort to La Quinta Resort down Avenue 52, Washington and Calle Tampico. This project should be complete by end of February. The Madison Street Widening Project continues on Avenue 50 and 52, adding two vehicle lanes, bike lanes, and sidewalks. Construction should be completed this Spring.
All road closures and project updates may be found on the LaQuintaCA.Gov website, along with an interactive map of all Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) in progress. Be sure to check the city website for CIP projects that may impact your area.

February is one of our peak seasons for tourism, so remember to allow some extra travel time to and from your destination. While you’re out, take some time enjoying the Gem of the Desert. There is enough beauty to share with everyone!

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