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Work to Begin on $7 Million Monterey Interchange Project

The $7 Million project will widen and realign on and off ramp westbound to connect with Varner Road instead of Monterey Avenue and add traffic signal at Varner Road.

Work to Begin on $7 Million Monterey Interchange Project
The following is a news release from the Riverside County Economic Development Agency: 

Coachella Valley Association of Governments, the City of Palm Desert, and Riverside County Supervisor Marion Ashley will be celebrating the Monterey Avenue / Interstate 10 Ramp Improvement Groundbreaking on Friday April 4, at 9 a.m. 

The $7 Million project will widen and realign on and off ramp westbound to connect with Varner Road instead of Monterey Avenue and add traffic signal at Varner Road.

“Motorists should notice a big difference nine months from now when the project is scheduled to be completed,” said Palm Desert Mayor Van Tanner. “All of us who drive Monterey Avenue know that it is sometimes a challenge to get on westbound Interstate 10,” Tanner said. 

“This new ramp will ease access to the freeway for the motoring public providing a smoother, safer experience for our desert residents and visitors.”

Special guest speakers at the April 4th groundbreaking event will include: Van Tanner, Mayor, City of Palm Desert; Don Adolph, Chair, Coachella Valley Association of Governments; Marion Ashley, Supervisor Riverside County Board of Supervisors, District 5; Manuel Perez, Assemblyman, California State Assembly, District 56; John Standiford, Deputy Director, Riverside County Transportation Commission; Jan Harnik, Chair, CVAG Transportation Committee; Patty Romo, Assistant Director, Riverside County Transportation Department; Christy Connors, Deputy District Director of Design, CalTrans, District 8, and Tom Kirk, Executive Director, Coachella Valley Association of Governments.

Groundbreaking Event Details

Date: Friday, April 4, 2014 
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Southeast corner of Varner Road and Monterey Avenue.



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