CATHEDRAL CITY, CA [March 14, 2019] Cathedral Canyon Drive at Whitewater River Wash has been closed since the Valentine’s Day Flood as record rainfall turned the ordinarily dry riverbed into a raging river. Consequently, the flood severely damaged Cathedral Canyon Drive through the wash. Damage was estimated at $1.2 million. Crews have been working on repairing not only the road but also several underground electrical and fiber optic cables.
In an effort to open the road on Thursday, March 21, 2019, Cathedral Canyon Drive at the Wash will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Cathedral City plans to begin construction on a new, four-lane bridge over the Wash in December 2019. The bridge will also include sidewalks and bike lanes in both directions.