Turning on the Traffic Signals and Going from One-Way to Two-Way
Once the traffic signals are ready to be turned on, fully tested and operational, the final roadway striping will be installed on the new pavement, and a new section of Indian Canyon Drive will be converted to two-way traffic. Work will be done at night starting at 8:00 pm and reopened the following morning. Here is the planned schedule for the conversion:
*Please note that this proposed construction schedule is subject to change due to weather, coordination with other construction projects in the area, and unforeseen conditions.
Thursday night, January 2, 2020: The traffic signals at Tachevah Drive and Tamarisk Road got upgrades as a part of this project. They will be turned on to its final configuration on this Thursday night. This section of Indian Canyon already has traffic going in the northbound and southbound directions.
Sunday night, January 5, 2020 to Monday morning: Alejo to Amado will be converted to two-way traffic.
Monday night, January 6, 2020 to Tuesday morning: Amado to Tahquitz Canyon will be converted to two-way traffic.
Tuesday night, January 7, 2020 to Wednesday morning: Tahquitz Canyon to Arenas will be converted to two-way traffic.
Wednesday night, January 8, 2020 to Thursday morning: Arenas to Ramon will be converted to two-way traffic.
Thursday night, January 9, 2020 to Friday morning: Ramon to Camino Parocela will be converted to two-way traffic.
Indian Canyon Drive has now been converted to two-way traffic.
Other things to expect for the two way conversion:
- When driving southbound on the newly opened section, at the end you will have to either turn left or right at the traffic signal flashing red. It will be similar to what you currently have to do at Alejo Road.
- The traffic signal will be on red flash for all directions 24/7 until the next section is opened up. Traffic signals on red flash should be treated as a stop sign in all directions.
- You will see the parking signs on the west side of the street flipped so that they face southbound traffic. Vehicles traveling southbound will parallel park with the front of their vehicle now facing south.
- Drivers should always look both ways for vehicles, pedestrians and bicycles when exiting any driveway onto Indian Canyon Drive, just as you would other driveways.
- Pedestrians are advised to not assume that drivers see you trying to cross the street. Try to make eye contact before crossing at the flashing red signals, or a simple hand wave to thank them helps drivers know that you are going to cross the street.
Who: The City has hired Elecnor Belco Electric, Inc., as the contractor for this project.
What: This project includes converting the one way section of Indian Canyon Drive between Camino Parocela to Alejo Road to two way traffic.
- This involves converting one lane to southbound traffic, one lane will be used as a center turning lane, and maintaining two northbound lanes for traffic.
- Parking will remain on both sides of the street, and the parking on the west side of the street will now face southbound.
- This project also includes new traffic signals for the revised traffic pattern and upgrades the traffic signals between Alejo Road and Tachevah Drive so that the corridor can be interconnected for better flow of traffic.
- Sidewalks at most of the intersections corners will be bumped out for better visibility of pedestrian who are waiting to cross the street as well as give more elbow room while they wait for the signal to change during peak seasons. This also has the benefit shortening the crossing distance for pedestrians and allows for smoother corner ramp transitions from the road to the sidewalks.
When: The contractor began construction of this phase in May 2019 and the project is schedule to be complete by January 2020.
Where: Indian Canyon Drive from Camino Parocela to Tachevah Drive.
Questions, Comments & Concerns: If you have any questions, comments, and/or concerns regarding this project, please call the project voicemail at (760) 961-5142. When you call please leave in your message:
- your name
- the location of concern
- a way we can contact you (phone or email)
All calls will be logged in and tracked for response, and all calls will be responded to within 24 hours.
This project is funded by the State of California Road Repair and Accountability Act Funds (SB1), the Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG) and the City's Measure J Funds.