CVWD Early Work Start Time Notice (July 20-22)


Coachella Valley Water District Storm Channel Project
4:00 a.m. Early Work Start Time Notice

What: Sukut Construction will be operating heavy equipment at the North Channel Construction Zone.

When: Wednesday, July 20 – Friday, July 22, 4:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Construction Zone: The channel near the southeast corner of 40th Avenue and Jefferson Street. Near the old pond area in Sun City Shadow Hills.

What to expect: A bit of noise as equipment move around the area. Sukut Construction will be implementing all necessary actions to control dust and any associated air pollution within the project footprint by following applicable laws, rules, and regulations of the governmental entities having jurisdiction (City, State, etc.) as outlined in the contract documents.

We thank you for your patience on this project. For more information, please contact the SCSH Facilities Department at 760-345-4349 Ext. 2401

 

CVWD Early Work Start Time Notice (July 9)


Coachella Valley Water District Storm Channel Project
3:00 a.m. Early Work Start Time Notice

What: Sukut Construction will be pouring concrete along the Channel walls inside the North Channel Construction Zone.

When: Saturday, July 9, 3:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Construction Zone: The channel near the southeast corner of 40th Avenue and Jefferson Street. Near the old pond area in Sun City Shadow Hills. Same area as in late April, early May. Sukut Construction will be pouring concrete on the southern section half of the construction zone.

 

What to expect: A bit of noise as trucks move around the area. Depending on the weather and other factors, pours may last longer than 2:30 p.m. Crews will do their best to finish by 2:30 p.m.

We thank you for your patience on this project. For more information, please contact the SCSH Facilities Department at 760-345-4349 Ext. 2401

 

CVWD Early Work Start Time Notice (June 24)

3:00 AM Early Work Start Time Notice

What: Sukut Construction will be pouring concrete along the Channel walls inside the North Channel Construction Zone.

When: Friday, June 24, 3:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Construction Zone: The channel near the southeast corner of 40th Avenue and Jefferson Street. Near the old pond area in Sun City Shadow Hills. Same area as in late April, early May. Sukut Construction will be pouring concrete on the southern section half of the construction zone.

What to expect: A bit of noise as trucks move around the area. Depending on the weather and other factors, pours may last longer than 2:30 p.m. Crews will do their best to finish by 2:30 p.m.

We thank you for your patience on this project. For more information, please contact the SCSH Facilities Department at 760-345-4349, ext. 2401.

CVWD Storm Channel Project Update: Dust Control

CVWD and Sukut Construction (Sukut) understand the concerns with dust caused by high winds in North Indio where the North Indio Flood Control Project – phase 2 (Project) is under construction. Sukut can control dust and any associated air pollution within the project footprint by following applicable laws, rules, and regulations of the governmental entities having jurisdiction (City, State, etc.) as outlined in the contract documents.

The Air Quality Management District has inspected the construction site on March 18, March 28, April 11, and May 26 and did not find any violations causing dust related to construction activity.

Many communities in the valley are surrounded by undeveloped desert including North Indio and are susceptible to dust and sand accumulation from the season’s unusual high winds.

Here are the actions being done to minimize dust from construction activities, which also meet contract requirements:

  • Watering dirt piles associated with construction.
  • Applying a soil binder to stockpiles of dirt.
  • Watering dirt on trucks before they leave for transportation.
  • Sweeping and vacuuming sand from the roads near constructions sites even if caused by wind from undeveloped land.

CVWD and its contractors will continue to minimize dust associated with construction activities but are not responsible for dust coming from undeveloped land. We thank everyone for their patience during this important project.

CVWD Project Website:
https://www.cvwd.org/NorthIndio

Double Dump Trucks on Avenue 40

The CVWD North Basin project and the CVWD Avenue 40 storm drain projects are requiring a massive number of 18-wheel double-dump trucks to haul away the excavated dirt. The trucks use Avenue 40 both east and westbound and travel fully loaded at high speeds passing all Avenue 40 gate entrances, and the Shadows driveway entrance, and when crossing Jefferson Street. Please USE EXTREME CAUTION when entering the Avenue 40 roadway from any location to avoid a collision with one of these trucks. This will continue for several more weeks or months.

CVWD Early Work Start Time Notice

6:00 AM Early Work Start Time Notice

What: Sukut Construction will be pouring concrete along the channel walls inside the North Channel Construction Zone.

When: 6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 13; Monday, May 16; Tuesday, May 17; and Friday, May 20.

Construction Zone: The channel near the southeast corner of 40th Avenue and Jefferson Street. Near the old pond area in Sun City Shadow Hills. Same area as in late April, early May. Sukut Construction will be pouring concrete on the southern section half of the construction zone.

What to expect: A bit of noise as trucks move around the area. Depending on the weather and other factors, pours may last longer than 2:30 p.m. Crews will do their best to finish by 2:30 p.m.

We thank you for your patience on this project. For more information, please contact the SCSH Facilities Department at 760-345-4349 ext. 2401.

CVWD Early Work Start Time Notice

6:00 AM Early Work Start Time Notice

What: Sukut Construction will be pouring concrete along the channel walls inside the North Channel Construction Zone.

When: 6:00 AM – 2:30 PM, Friday, Monday, Tuesday (April 29, May 2, May 3)

Construction Zone: The channel near the southeast corner of 40th Avenue and Jefferson Street. Sukut Construction will be pouring concrete on the southern section half of the construction zone.

What to expect: A bit of noise as trucks move around the area. Depending on the weather and other factors, pours may last longer than 2:30 PM. Crews will do their best to finish by 2:30 PM.

For more information, please contact the SCSH Facilities Department, at 760-345-4349 ext. 2401.

CVWD Board Takes Head Start on Conservation Actions

Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order on March 28, 2022 asking water agencies to consider adopting Level 2 of their Water Shortage Contingency Plans. In response, on April 12, CVWD’s Board of Directors approved steps to voluntarily increase domestic water conservation before statewide restrictions become mandatory.

The actions are part of the District Water Shortage Contingency Plan adopted in June 2021. The plan includes six shortage levels, ranging from normal water supplies to severe shortage. The steps approved April 12 are listed in Shortage Levels 2 and 3 increasing landscape rebates to customers and implementing some water-use restrictions.

The board approved the following conservation actions:

  • CVWD will increase turf rebates from $2 per square foot to $3 per square foot.
  • Prohibit outdoor water use between 10 a.m. and sunset for spray irrigation.
  • Limit water service in restaurants to only on request.
  • CVWD will discourage overseeding.
  • CVWD will boost its public information campaign.
  • CVWD will encourage enforcement agencies and HOAs to suspend code enforcement and fines for brown turf grass areas.

Steps outlined in the Water Shortage Contingency Plan can be used during drought years to comply with state water-use restrictions even if there is no shortage in water supplies.

The Governor’s March 28 executive order also asks the State Water Resources Control Board to consider a ban on irrigating “non-functional turf” in commercial, industrial and institutional settings. That is turf not used for recreation, sports fields or parks.

To learn more about rebates, water-use efficiency tips or local drought information visit cvwd.org/conservation.

Coachella Valley Water District is a public agency governed by a five-member board of directors.  The district provides domestic and irrigation water, agricultural drainage, wastewater treatment and reclamation services, regional stormwater protection, groundwater management and water conservation. It serves approximately 108,000 residential and business customers across 1,000 square miles located primarily in Riverside County, but also in portions of Imperial and San Diego counties.

This article was originally posted on the Coachella Valley Water District website at: http://www.cvwd.org/civicalerts.aspx?AID=406

City of Indio Festival Traffic Plan and Information


Street impact, transportation and alternate route information now available for 2022 Coachella Valley Music & Arts and Stagecoach Country Music Festivals

INDIO, Calif. (April 6, 2022)

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will be held at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 16 and 17 and April 22, 23 and 24, and Stagecoach: California’s Country Music Festival on April 29, 30, and May 1.

From Thursday, April 14 through Sunday, April 17, Thursday April 21 through Sunday, April 24, and Thursday, April 28 through Sunday, May 1, the following roadways will be primary access routes for the festivals.

Expect significant impact to traffic at the following locations:

  • Jefferson Street, southbound, from I-10 to Avenue 52
  • Washington Street, southbound, from I-10 to Avenue 52
  • Monroe Street, southbound, from I-10 to Avenue 52
  • Avenue 48 between Jefferson and Jackson
  • Highway 111 at Jefferson Street
  • Highway 111 at Monroe Street
  • I-10 exit eastbound at Jefferson
  • I-10 exit eastbound at Monroe
  • I-10 exit eastbound at Washington

On each Friday of the festivals, through each Monday, the following roads will be closed:

  • Avenue 49 between Hjorth Street and Monroe Street
  • Avenue 50 between Madison Street and Jackson Street
  • Hjorth Street between Avenue 49 and Avenue 50
  • Madison Street between Avenue 49 and Avenue 52

Expect the following delays:

  • Avenue 50 between Madison and Monroe Street will experience intermittent closures and delays before the festivals. Additionally, full closures will occur Friday through Sunday, April 15th – 17th, 22nd – 24th and April 29th – May 1st.   The street will reopen to normal traffic patterns on May 6th.
  • On each Monday following the festivals, streets surrounding the festival site and Interstate 10 will be busy with over 40,000 campers leaving the area.

Consider the following alternate routes:

  • North and south travel, use Washington Street,  Jackson Street, Calhoun Street and Golf Center Parkway
  • East and west travel, use Highway 111, Fred Waring Drive, Miles Avenue, Dr. Carreon Blvd. and Avenue 54

Uber Location:

  • Avenue 49 and Monroe Street on the southwest corner

Friends & Family/ Taxi Drop Off & Pick Up:

  • Avenue 52 and Madison Street on the northeast corner

No pedestrian or pedestrian festival access:

  • Monroe Street between Avenue 49 and Avenue 52
  • Madison Street between Avenue 50 and Avenue 52

Pedestrian access IS available at the corner of Avenue 49 & Monroe Street, at the corner of Avenue 52 & Madison Street, and at Avenue 52 & Monroe Street.

Additional notes:

Golf carts are not permitted on any of the above-listed streets.

Approximately 40,000 guests will shuttled into and out of the concert venue from various locations throughout the Coachella Valley to help ease traffic conditions.

Noise from the festival site could begin on each Thursday of the festivals, due to sound checks and on-site camping guests.

For concert logistics questions or problems, please call 760-391-4112 or email to concertinfo@indio.org.

CVWD Storm Channel Project Updates

Current CVWD Storm Channel Project Updates

  • Pond 1 had been drained and demolished.
  • All existing sidewalk in the construction zone has been demolished.
  • The reeds and pond liner has been removed.
  • The contractor, Sukut, is waiting for the soil to dry out presumably before they start the major excavation.

North Channel Pond 2 Conversion Project

  • Project will commence on March 7, with a completion time frame of 42 days.
  • Area will be fenced off from the south end of the Jefferson underpass entrance and along the pony-walls of the surrounding homes.
  • Landscape Unlimited will be delivering their equipment needed to drain and demolished the pond on Monday, March 7.
  • All wildlife such as turtles and fishes will be relocated to Pond 3.

Traffic Alert – Indio Boulevard

Road Closure Alert on Westbound Indio Boulevard Between Clinton and Madison Streets

INDIO, Calif. (Feb. 22, 2022) –

As part of the on-going seismic retrofit of the Indio Boulevard Bridge over the Coachella Valley Stormwater Channel, the City of Indio will close westbound Indio Boulevard between Clinton Street and Madison Street through March 2022. Eastbound Indio Boulevard will remain open.

The intersection of Clinton Street and Indio Boulevard will be on red flash. In addition, road signs will be placed indicating traffic speeds of 25 miles per hour should be observed. The road closure itself will begin Wednesday, Feb. 23.

  • Signal at Clinton Street and Indio Boulevard will be set to red flash
  • Plan for traffic delays on westbound Indio Boulevard beginning near Monroe Street
  • Plan for heavier traffic on Clinton Street between Indio Boulevard and Fred Waring Drive and Fred Waring Drive between Clinton Street and Jefferson Street

Drivers should take alternate routes when possible:

  • Start - Westbound Indio Boulevard to southbound Clinton Street
  • Continue - Southbound Clinton Street to westbound Fred Waring Drive
  • Continue - Westbound Fred Waring Drive to northbound Jefferson Street
  • End – Indio Boulevard

The City of Indio greatly appreciates your patience and cooperation during the bridge seismic retrofit process. Please direct any questions regarding traffic to City of Indio Public Works at (760) 391-4017.

North Indio Stormwater Flood Control Project Schedule Update

The CVWD construction contractor, Sukut Construction, has provided the following schedule for planned near-term work in our North Channel.

  • February 16
    • Cut an opening in our perimeter fence and install a gate with locks in order to create an access to the North Channel for construction equipment.
    • Begin installation of the temporary fence to surround the limits of the construction site.
  • February 17-18
    • Begin removing shrubs, trees, benches and concrete within the construction site.
  • February 22-25
    • Begin draining pond 1.
    • Capturing fish and turtles to be relocated to Lake 3, working side-by-side with a biologist.
  • February 24
    • Bring earthmoving equipment into the site and begin heavy excavation to accommodate construction of the concrete walls on either side of the pond that will protect the adjacent houses from future stormwater erosion. The location of the concrete walls is shown in the plan view below.

CERT Training – March 2022

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training
March 18, 19 & 20, 2022
Presented by by City of La Quinta

CERT is about readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety, and doing the greatest good for the greatest number. CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens will be initially on their own and their actions can make a difference. Through training, citizens can manage utilities and put out small fires; treat the three killers by opening airways, controlling bleeding, and treating for shock; provide basic medical aid; search for and rescue victims safely; and organize themselves and spontaneous volunteers to be effective. CERT training is a commitment of 20 hours of training. There is no cost for the training. Only those who successfully complete the practical exercise with hands-on instruction in fire suppression, search and rescue, cribbing and medical will receive a certificate of completion.

For more information and to register visit:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-emergency-response-team-cert-training-march-18-19-20-2022-registration-229146151307

North Indio Regional Flood Control Project

As you may be aware, the North Indio Regional Flood Control Project has begun in surrounding areas and at the corner of Jefferson Street and Avenue 40. Please be advised that Sukut Construction will be on-site as early as next week to commence work in the North Channel Pond Area.

The work will include the installation of a fence to secure the construction site. The fence will be installed along the east side of the upper North Channel adjacent to the homes on Camino Montecito and across to our perimeter fence on Jefferson Street. The North Channel area will be closed to pedestrian traffic at the Sun City Blvd crossing for the duration of the construction. The first step in the construction will be to drain pond 1 and pond 2 to prepare the area for excavation and grading.

We thank you for your continued patience as we work alongside CVWD and Sukut Construction for a smooth project.

For your reference, please click on the link below for additional information.

https://www.cvwd.org/570/North-Indio-Regional-Flood-Control-Proje

Attachments:

📄 SCSH Construction and Lake Draining E_Blast_2022_02_11_FINAL.pdf

📄 SCSH Construction Zone Map.jpg

Southwest Arts Festival Seeks Volunteers

The Southwest Arts Festival is being held at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio from January 27 – 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. The Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers to help with many different duties. There are three shifts per day, during the four day event.

To thank the volunteers, the chamber provides them with two tickets to the event, which they can use any of the four days. Volunteers also receive free parking, a shirt, a Southwest Arts Festival 2022 poster, snacks, and depending upon the shift worked, a light meal on the days they work.

Event attendance is about 2,500 per day, so there are lots of volunteer shifts available. To sign up as a volunteer, email info@gcvcc.org or call and ask for Michelle at (760) 347-0676. Volunteers should be 16 or older. All volunteers must sign a release of liability. Volunteers should be prepared to do a lot of walking!

CERT Training

Building Resilient Communities

CERT is about readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety, and doing the greatest good for the greatest number. CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens will be initially on their own and their actions can make a difference. Through training, citizens can manage utilities and put out small fires; treat the three killers by opening airways, controlling bleeding, and treating for shock; provide basic medical aid; search for and rescue victims safely; and organize themselves and spontaneous volunteers to be effective.

CERT training is a commitment of 20 hours of training. There is no cost for the training. Only those who successfully complete the required 20 hours with hands-on instruction, will receive a certificate of completion.

This training is provided by: City of Indio, County of Riverside Emergency Management Department

WHERE:
45222 Towne Street
Indio, CA. 92201
Indio Emergency Operations Center

DATE:
February 4, 5, 6, 2022

TIME:
Fri. 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Sat. 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sun. 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Register here: https://conta.cc/3ezQuR6

Call for more information:
Office: 760-541-4459 or email
indiocert@indio.org

Coachella Valley Disaster Preparedness Network: Sound the Alarm

https://www.cvdpn.org
https://www.facebook.com/CVDPN.org
In support of CVDPN’s Mission: Disaster Training. Education. Networking

CVDPN in partnership with the American Red Cross understands that many of us are very fortunate and may not need this valuable service. However, we may know people less fortunate that would benefit from it. Help CVDPN by “networking” this important and FREE opportunity. Thank you, Carla Sullivan-Dilley, CVDPN President.

Home fires claim seven lives every day, but together we can help change that.

The American Red Cross is offering free home fire safety information and smoke alarm installations in your community!

To register for an appointment, see link and phone number below. We will contact you when we have a team ready to install in your area. Our install teams have been vaccinated and will follow COVID-19 guidelines.

Join our national movement and pledge to keep your family safe against home fires.

Learn more or register online at
SoundTheAlarm.org/SoCal
or call 714-481-5334

CERT Training

BE CERTAIN IN A DISASTER

Be part of Indio's disaster response team by learning some basic techniques to positively contribute during an emergency! The County of Riverside Emergency Management Department (EMD) is holding a free Community Emergency Response Team CERT training Dec. 10 to 12 to prepare volunteers with basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and medical operations.

CERT training volunteers will be required to commit 20 hours of their time. Those who successfully complete the practical exercises in fire suppression, search and rescue, cribbing and medical operations will receive a certificate of completion from the County of Riverside Emergency Management Department (EMO).

The CERT training will be held at the East County Emergency Operation Center on 82695 Dr. Carreon Blvd in Indio:

  • Friday, Dec. 10, 2021from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021 from 8:00 a.m.to 5:00 p.m.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates community members about disaster preparedness and offers a consistent, nationwide approach to community training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations. allowing them to focus on more complex tasks. CERT members can also assist people in their neighborhoods or workplace during or after an event when professional responders are not immediately available.

To register, click on the link provided before Dec. 10, 2021: CERT Basic Training: East County Emergency Operation Center

For more information or ADA assistance contact the County of Riverside Emergency Management Department (EMO) at 951-955-4700, email at EMDTraining@rivco.org, or visit their website at www.rivcocert.org.

Interested in a future training? Email indiocert@indio.org or call (760)-541-4459.

Second CVWD Storm Channel Project Town Hall Video Now Available

For all updates related to this project, please visit www.scshca.com/cvwd