PALM SPRINGS, CA – Another segment of CV Link in the Coachella Valley is scheduled to begin construction next week.
On Tuesday, the Coachella Valley Association of Governments and the City of Palm Springs will hold a 9 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony in the city’s Demuth Park to celebrate the start of construction on a nearly 3-mile segment of the planned CV link of 40 miles. The Palm Springs site is a future CV Link access point, according to city officials.
The CV Link is designed to provide an alternative for cyclists, pedestrians and slow-speed electric vehicle drivers who want to avoid the vehicular traffic of Route 111. The Coachella Valley project is built largely along the Whitewater River and is will eventually expand from Palm Springs to Coachella. Future route segments include connections to Desert Hot Springs, the unincorporated eastern communities of the Coachella Valley, and the Salton Sea. The project has an estimated cost of nearly $100 million.
According to CVAG, it has raised the capital needed to fully fund the CV Link project with much of the funding coming from grants for active transportation projects. According to the agency.
Three CV Link segments are currently open. The first runs 2.3 miles between Ramon Road in Cathedral City and Vista Chino in Palm Springs; the second segment is approximately 1 mile long and runs along Demuth Park in Palm Springs; the third is across the street in the city of Palm Desert and is 3.5 miles from the Bump and Grind trailhead at College of the Desert, ending at the washout near Deep Canyon Road.
To see a map of the CV Link project and completed segments, click here.