Road work slated to shut down several streets near Palm Desert City Hall into January will begin at midweek, and motorists are urged to brace for delays.

Starting Wednesday at 7 a.m. until an unspecified date in January, the following streets and intersections will be closed:

— intersection of San Pablo Avenue and Magnesia Falls Drive;

— Magnesia Falls between Monterey Avenue and the driveway of the Palm Desert Aquatic Center; and

— San Pablo Avenue between Magnesia Falls and the entrances to the College of the Desert and Civic Center Park.

During this portion of the project, crews will be constructing a roundabout, among other improvements.

According to Palm Desert spokesman David Hermann, the College of the Desert entrance on San Pablo will be blocked off, while the entrance to Civic Center Park and other city facilities along the thoroughfare will remain open.

Motorists are urged to use Monterey, Fred Waring Drive or Portola Avenue instead.

Starting in January and continuing until June, San Pablo will be shuttered completely between Magnesia Falls and Fred Waring.

Once completed, the project will bring new roundabouts, on-street parking, bike lanes, landscaping and other improvements to the area.

The road work will occur simultaneously with construction of a portion of the city’s CV Link stretch, which continues on Monterey and Magnesia Falls, according to Hermann.

More information about the San Pablo project is available at www.visionsanpablo.com.

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