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. Click to enlarge map. The project will provide Coachella Valley motorists, pedestrians and emergency services with a safe and reliable crossing, regardless of adverse weather. CURRENT UPDATE January 16, 2023 Click image to enlarge. Haga clic para español INSTAGRAM POSTS CONSTRUCTION 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. IMPACTS 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.