November 27th, 2011 10:58 AM by Cat Moe
City of Palm Springs Receives $10.1 million Grant
for Much Needed New Bridge Over Araby Road
The City of Palm Springs is excited to announce that the Public Works Department has received a $10.1 million federal grant from CalTrans for a much needed new two-lane bridge on Araby Drive over the Palm Canyon Wash in South Palm Springs.
"Araby Drive often floods during rainstorms so this new bridge will be a godsend for residents of the neighborhood," said David Barakian, the City’s director of public works and engineering. "This new bridge will be transformational for Araby Cove."
The project is expected to cost a total of $11.4 million and the City will receive $1.2 million next year to begin environmental studies, Barakian said.
"This $10.1 million grant is just another example of City staff aggressively pursuing other sources of funding for critical transportation projects in our City," said Mayor Steve Pougnet. "The residents of Araby Cove are very fortunate to have such a hard working Public Works staff looking out for them and I want to commend my engineering team for their tremendous tenacity."