Poorly timed project to cause even more traffic delays on Indian Canyon

Just as soon as crews wrapped up the Indian Canyon project hardly anyone asked for, you can expect even more traffic delays this week as a two-day, extremely poorly timed project is planned for the street, reports the Desert Sun.

Desert Water Agency is installing water service for the Agua Caliente Cultural Center under construction at Indian Canyon and Andreas Road, which is dead in the center of the new two-way stretch.


As a result, northbound Indian Canyon will be reduced to one lane near the project site 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.


If this happened before Indian Canyon was converted from a one-way street, there would’ve been one or two more lanes for northbound traffic while DWA worked. Instead, those extra lanes are being used for drivers heading south or making left and right turns.

And while the timing of the project is downright laughable, the city would like you to know that they are well aware of that, but it’s happening anyway.

City staff appears to be aware of the poor timing, as it’s noted in their online schedule of road closures that “due to scheduling conflicts DWA was not able to perform this work before final two-way conversion.”

Palm Springs continues to be a well-run town.