The Date Palm Drive overpass and Interstate 10 will be closed overnight this week while a metal fence is installed on the bridge, the county transportation department announced.
The Date Palm freeway overpass will be closed from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Feb. 19-21, and Feb. 22 if the work isn't finished, according to the Riverside County Transportation Department.
Interstate 10 will be closed as follows:
- Feb. 19, 8 p.m. until 4 a.m.
- Feb. 20, 9 p.m. until 4 a.m.
- Feb. 21, 9 p.m. until 4 a.m.
- Feb. 22- 'contingency closure'
Motorists can use Palm Drive/Gene Autry Trail or Bob Hope Drive to cross over the freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol.
To continue along I-10 in either direction, drivers will have to exit the freeway at Date Palm offramp, and re-enter at the onramp.
The work is part of a $14.8 million project to widen existing overcrossing on each side at Date Palm, to accommodate a total of six lanes of traffic, including bike lanes on each side, according to the I-10 Coachella Valley Corridor Improvement Projects website.
The project began in the summer of 2011 and is expected to be completed in early 2013, the site states.
--City News Service contributed to this report.