Steven Hernandez, Greg Pettis and Dana Reed - Should a handful of California politicians be able to stop local progress?When Go. Jerry Brown closed the funding gap for road and highway safety improvements, Coachella Valley cities benefited. Here are some examples:
Coachella: Reconstruction projects include Avenida Del Oro neighborhood pavement, Avenue 54 street, Peacock Palms neighborhood pavement, and Van Buren street
Indio: Highway 111 (Madison Street to Rubidoux Street) and Herbert Hoover Elementary pedestrian improvements
La Quinta: Village Complete Streets Road Diet Project
Indian Wells: Cook Street rehabilitation and Miles Avenue overlay
Palm Desert: Monterey Avenue Repaving — Whitewater Channel to Hovley Lane West
Rancho Mirage: Dinah Shore Drive pavement rehabilitation
Cathedral City: Reconstruction and rehabilitation projects including Avenida Ximino neighborhood street, Century Park neighborhood street pavement, Date Palm Drive and Dinah Shore intersection, La Posada neighborhood street pavement, Landau Boulevard and McCallum Way intersection traffic signal, Landau public alleyway and Whispering Palms neighborhood street pavement
Palm Springs: Annual slurry seal
Desert Hot Springs: Crack seal and slurry project, Hacienda Avenue — grind and overlay, Indian Canyon Drive-Mission Lakes Boulevard — grind and overlay, Mission Lakes Boulevard — grind and overlay, Mission Lakes walking path — sidewalk improvements, North Indian Canyon Drive road and infrastructure, Palm Drive — grind and overlay, Palm Drive bicycle pedestrian improvement project, Safe Routes to School
In June, Californians will vote on Proposition 69 to block Sacramento politicians from spending our transportation improvement funds on anything else.
We have a lot at stake. Over $100 million for our cities and $850 million in state highway projects to replace pavement, improve lanes, install road and message signs, expand shoulders and fix ramps on Interstate 10 and State Routes 60, 86, 98 and 111. According to a February 2018 report by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association, the overall state funding will enable the replacement of 556 state and local bridges in the next five years. We all remember the recently washed out Tex Wash bridge on Interstate 10 near Desert Center.
This is our money. It’s being reinvested in our communities, and all for our benefit. Let’s keep it!
A YES vote on Prop 69 will make sure transportation funding stays right where it belongs, helping keep our local roads safe.