PALM DESERT – A segment of Ramon Road in Thousand Palms will be resurfaced and a drainage problem in Bermuda Dunes will be addressed this fall in new county transportation projects approved this week.
The Riverside County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved the construction contract for the Ramon Road Resurfacing Project and the Trinity Circle Drainage Improvements Project. Hardy & Harper, Inc. of Lake Forest will construct both projects.
The Ramon Road Resurfacing Project will resurface an approximate 0.75-mile portion of Ramon Road, from Varner Road to Monterey Avenue, in the community of Thousand Palms. The work is needed due to deteriorated pavement conditions.
The Trinity Circle Drainage Improvements Project resolves a long-standing ponding problem on Trinity Circle, a street within the community of Bermuda Dunes. The project will re-grade and reconstruct part of Trinity Circle for drainage improvement.
“These projects improve our communities with better and safer roads to drive on, helping people driving to work, taking their children to school and going to local businesses,” said Supervisor V. Manuel Perez. “They are part of the county’s efforts to invest in our infrastructure and improve county roadways and pavement conditions.”
The cost of construction is $1.826 million, and is covered by the county’s SB 1 funds and gas tax/HUTA (Highway Users Tax Account).
Construction is expected to begin in late October or early November, and take approximately six weeks to complete.
Supervisor V. Manuel Perez represents the eastern two-thirds of Riverside County on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. Stretching from Palm Springs and Desert Hot Springs, south to the Salton Sea and east to Blythe and the Colorado River, the 4th District is the largest geographical district in the county.
Supervisor Perez’s office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.