The Indian Avenue Interchange Improvement project at Interstate 10, partially financed by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, was completed in 2012. Improvements to the Interchange, at an approximate cost of $16.5 million, replaced the existing overcrossing with a new six-lane overcrossing that includes bike lanes on each side. Other improvements include new on-ramps from northbound Indian Canyon Drive to westbound I-10 and from Garnet Avenue to eastbound I-10, and realignment of the remaining ramps to reduce congestion and help improve air quality. The project was overseen by the Coachella Valley Corridor Improvement Projects Taskforce, a coalition including Caltrans, CVAG, Riverside County, the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and the cities of Palm Springs and Desert Hot Springs.
MSA Consulting, Inc., on behalf of Mendoza and Associates, the Construction Manager (CM) for the reconstruction, was responsible for providing Caltrans compliant, construction staking services for the construction of sub-grades and rough grading, drainage systems, bridge abutments and bents, retaining walls, curb & gutters, signal poles, other utilities and for monitoring settlement and other appurtenances required for completion of the reconstruction and improvements of the Indian Avenue Interchange on Interstate 10.