North Indio Regional Flood Control Project

This construction project will protect homes and land in North Indio from regional flooding and eliminate the need for flood insurance in the area. Sign up for project alerts here

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Project timeline: January 2022 through Summer 2024

Typical work hours: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Work hours could change due to emergencies, weather or unexpected construction changes. 

Contact information: Email your questions to or give us a call at 760-392-4008. 

Contractor: Sukut Construction LLC.


December 22, 2022 - Traffic Alert Avenue 40

From December 29, 2022 through August 31, 2023 a short section of Avenue 40 between Andrews Court and intersection of Avenue 40 and Jefferson Street in North Indio will be closed as a Coachella Valley Water District’s contractor continues work on a project to bring flood relief to the area.  

Signs will redirect drivers around the closed section on Avenue 40. See detour map here

Each detour has two alternatives:

Detours available to westbound drivers on Avenue 40:

Alternative 1: Travel north on Jefferson Street, west on Avenue 39, south on Adams Street and back to Avenue 40. 

Alternative 2: Travel south on Jefferson Street, northwest on Varner Road, north on Adams Street, and then head east on Avenue 40. 

Detours available to eastbound drivers on Avenue 40:

Alternative 1: Travel north on Adams Street, east Avenue 39, and then south on Jefferson Street and finally back onto Avenue 40.

Alternative 2: Travel south on Adams Street, southeast on Varner Road, north on Jefferson Street, and then east on Avenue 40. 

Access to addresses located between Adams Street and Andrews Court on Avenue 40 will not be affected by this road closure. Drivers can still follow the eastbound detour for heading east on Avenue 40. 

CVWD encourages drivers to use caution in the area and thanks drivers for their patience during this time.

June 8, 2022 - Traffic Alert for Avenue 39

From June 13 through August 31, a short section of Avenue 39 in North Indio will be closed.

Signs will redirect drivers around the closed 2/10 of a mile section. See detour map here.

June 7, 2022  - Dust Control 

CVWD and Sukut Construction (Sukut) understand the concerns with dust caused by high winds in North Indio where the North Indio Flood Control Project – phase 2 (Project) is under construction. Sukut can control dust and any associated air pollution within the project footprint by following applicable laws, rules, and regulations of the governmental entities having jurisdiction (City, State, etc.)  as outlined in the contract documents. 

The Air Quality Management District has inspected the construction site on March 18, March 28, April 11 and May 26 and did not find any violations causing dust related to construction activity.

Many communities in the valley are surrounded by undeveloped desert including North Indio and are susceptible to dust and sand accumulation from the season’s unusual high winds.

Here are the actions being done to control dust from construction activities, which also meet contract requirements:

  • Watering dirt piles associated with construction.
  • Applying a soil binder to stockpiles of dirt.
  • Watering dirt on trucks before they leave for transportation.
  • Sweeping and vacuuming sand from the roads near constructions sites even if caused by wind from undeveloped land.

CVWD and its contractors will continue to control dust associated with construction activities but are not responsible for dust coming from undeveloped land. We thank everyone for their patience during this important project.

About the project

The North Indio Regional Flood Control Project is a 2.5-mile long series of concrete flood control channels. They will connect with existing channels starting in Sun City Palm Desert and take flows from there through North Indio to channels in Sun City Shadow Hills and into the Coachella Valley Stormwater Channel.

The largest in CVWD history, the $110,209,837 project has a projected completion date of summer 2024. Construction contractor is civil general engineering firm Sukut Construction, LLC. 

When completed, the North Indio project will allow for construction and connection of other stormwater facilities that will provide regional flood protection to Thousand Palms and north Cathedral City. 

Project benefits

  • Protect homes and land in North Indio from regional flooding.
  • Remove about 2,700 acres of land within North Indio from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's designated Special Flood Hazard Area. 
  • Eliminate the flood insurance requirement for area residents.