After making improvements to 5 other interchanges, the Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG) will soon complete work on the final project that delivers its promise to relieve congestion on the I-10 corridor: The Jefferson Street Interchange.
The old Jefferson Street Interchange was built in 1960, when the population of Indio was around 10,000. Today, the population of Indio has grown to nearly 90,000 due to its high quality of life, great schools, safe neighborhoods, outstanding shops and restaurants, and a variety of activities and entertainment for families.
The old interchange was simply not able to keep up with this impressive growth. Today, nearly 52 million vehicles travel along this corridor of the I-10 freeway, which is a key economic driver for the City of Indio and the region.
When completed, the new Jefferson Interchange will act as a primary gateway to the City of Indio, welcoming 1.4 million visitors annually. The newly expanded interchange will also ease traffic congestion, spur economic growth along Jefferson Street and its surrounding areas, and decrease emergency vehicle response time.
The completion of the interchange, which has been eagerly awaited since the project began in May 2015, is slated for the end of summer. Join us for our ribbon cutting Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 9am. The ribbon cutting will be held at the Montecito Clubhouse of Sun City Shadow Hills located at 80814 Sun City Blvd, Indio, CA 92203.