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COACHELLA MOTORISTS ARE CAUTIONED TO EXPECT PERIODIC DELAYS AS TRAFFIC SYNCHRONIZATION PROJECT COMMENCES ALONG HARRISON AVENUE

Post Date:04/27/2016 10:13 AM
COACHELLA, April 27, 2016 — Coachella is advising motorists to expect periodic traffic delays during the next six months as the city completes a traffic signal synchronization project along Harrison Avenue.

“Motorists will experience occasional delays as fiber optic lines areinstalled along Harrison Avenue and adjacent streets as part of the traffic signal synchronization project,” said Maritza Martinez, Coachella’s public works director.

The Coachella City Council on April 13 awarded a $2.2 million contract to Temecula-based DBX, Inc., which will complete the traffic synchronization project during the next six months.

The project will be paid for using funds from a $3 million South Coast Air Quality Management District grant that was awarded to the city for traffic synchronization purposes. The grant helps mitigate pollution from a power plant near Desert Hot Springs.

The grant funding was made possible by the 2009 adoption of Assembly Bill 1318, which was co-authored by former Senator and now Riverside County Supervisor John J. Benoit and former Assemblyman V. Manuel Perez, who now serves on the Coachella City Council. The legislation allowed for the sale of emission credits from the South Coast AQMD’s internal emission credit bank for the construction and operation of the Sentinel Energy Project near Desert Hot Springs.

The South Coast Air Quality Management District is the air pollution control agency for Orange County and major portions of Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

For more information about traffic safety projects in Coachella, please visit www.Coachella.org.
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