Loud noises will come from Cactus Drive in Desert Hot Springs, starting this morning, as crews begin pulverizing the asphalt and rough grading the roadbed on Cactus.
Crews will be working on the stretch of roadway between Pierson to Hacienda, forcing the closure of the street, according to City Manager Rick Daniels.
Next week, the natural gas company will replace their lines on Cactus, and the street will open immediately afterward as a gravel road. Paving will follow soon after.
While Cactus is closed there will be no traffic allowed on Cactus. Acoma, Buena Vista, Cahuilla, Desert View, Estrella, Flora, and Granada Streets will not allow through traffic from West Drive to Palm Drive. Local traffic only will be permitted.
The MSWD work may result in water service disruptions. Residents on those streets are being notified by MSWD and if any resident needs to use the cooling center at the Senior Center, it is available.
Every effort is being made to notify the community and appropriate traffic barriers will be employed.