The Dune Palms Road Bridge Improvement Project
will construct an all-weather access bridge across the Coachella Valley Storm Water Channel in La Quinta (see map for project area). The new, 480-foot-long bridge will address flooding and excess debris on the existing roadway during storms.

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The project will provide Coachella Valley motorists, pedestrians and emergency services with a safe and reliable crossing, regardless of adverse weather.


January 16, 2023

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  • Dune Palms Road will be open to traffic, pedestrians, and cyclists in both directions for the duration of the project.
  • The bridge will be constructed in two phases starting with the western bridge span followed by the eastern bridge span in Phase 2.
  • Crews will construct a temporary road on the eastern side of the existing road for motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians. This road will be removed when construction in Phase 1 is complete.


  • The speed limit on Dune Palms Road will be reduced to 35 MPH in the construction zone.
  • There may be short-term, planned lane or road closures with traffic control and detours in place.
  • Access to driveways on Dune Palms Road will be available. If a closure is necessary, the construction team will coordinate with the impacted party.
  • Nearby businesses and residents may experience common noises associated with construction including, loud machinery, motors running, pounding noises, beeping, and talking.
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