The two-week long traffic conundrum that has been looming in drivers’ rear-view mirrors for weeks now will become reality starting Monday night.
At 11 p.m., road crews will shut down the westbound lanes of Interstate 10 from Ramon Road to Date Palm to give workers a chance to build supports for the new overpass that will cross the freeway.
The shutdown will last until 6 a.m., and will happen each day through Thursday.
Cal Trans says traffic will be diverted onto Ramon Road, taking drivers through Cathedral City, and up onto Date Palm where they will be allowed to re-enter the freeway.
Next week, the process will be reversed when road crews will shut down the eastbound lanes, and traffic will exit Date Palm and re-enter at Ramon.
Click on the slideshow on this page to see the detours, and schematics of what the interchanges will look like when complete.