PALM DESERT - DRIVERS IN PALM DESERT MAY WANT TO CONTINUE TO AVOID COOK STREET.
CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES ON COOK STREET THAT BEGAN LATE LAST SUMMER AFTER THE WATER DISTRICT UNCOVERED MILES OF CORRODED SEWAGE PIPE WHILE REPAIRING A SINK HOLE.
COACHELLA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT OFFICIALS TELL KMIR THE PROJECT IS ALMOST COMPLETE.
HEATHER ENGEL WITH COACHELLA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT SAYS:
"Obviously that's very serious and we needed to take some time to evaluate, we still don't know to this day exactly why the pipe deteriotated ... hopefully by early to mid April everything will be back to normal. There are a couple of additional areas that will need some refurbishing but it won't be like what's going on now we won't be having to open up the streets and replace it these are refurbishing we can do while the pipe is till in the ground. We really appreciate everyone's patience during this construction. I know nearby businesses and commuters have had to deal with lane closures and we do appreciate it "
IN TOTAL....14 HUNDRED FEET OF SEWAGE PIPE WILL BE REPLACED WHEN THE PROJECT IS FINISHED.