Crews have completed the bypass road that runs through the Whitewater River basin on Cathedral Canyon Drive. The bypass road will allow traffic to continue to flow smoothly while the Ofelia Bringas Memorial Bridge project is underway. Motorists should be aware of new traffic patterns as you enter from the north near the Lawrence Welk Resort or from the south from Perez Road. Motorists will also notice a reduced speed limit of 25 m.p.h. on the bypass road for additional safety.
This project has been in the planning for years as a new 650 foot-long bridge will eventually span across the Whitewater Wash on Cathedral Canyon Drive. It will offer a bike lane and a sidewalk on the west side and a CV Link trail on the east side that will accommodate pedestrians, bicycles and Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEVs). The project will improve safety and accessibility, traffic flow, and reliability of goods movement, especially during flash flooding. The project will take approximately 18 months to complete.