The Coachella Valley road system is a mess, according to a report by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation officials.
Valley roads were ranked 10th in the nation for worst urban-area roads.
Indio city leaders say they’re already doing something about it. Over the last four years, the city has spent $45 million on road repairs.
That includes re-paving over half of the 220 paved miles in the city.
“From an economic development stand point, it’s good to have nice roads when you’re trying to attract potential business,” assistant to the Indio city manager Mark Wasserman stated. “But the main reason is for the safety of our residents and for the ease of getting around.”
Indio plans to upgrade all of its roads in the next fiscal year.
The city projects it will spend an additional $8 million on road repair.