Motorists traveling in and through Twentynine Palms are advised to beware of a major construction zone and lane closures on Adobe Road between Amboy Road and the main gate to the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center.
The $4.2 million Adobe Road Improvement Project, currently under construction by Matich Corporation of San Bernardino, began in earnest last week and has encumbered the one-mile stretch of road with construction barricades, lane cones, heavy equipment, and traffic flow reduced to two lanes. A 35 mph speed limit has been posted in the construction zone.
Drivers are asked to watch for oncoming traffic and obstacles in the roadway and to drive cautiously, especially at night when visibility is low in the north portion of Adobe Road.
Businesses in the area and the main gate to the Marine base remain accessible during road construction, which is expected to last into May.
The project, which was partially funded by the Department of the Navy, represents the largest contract ever awarded by the City of Twentynine Palms and entails widening Adobe Road and adding curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and a bike lane leading from the Marine base into the city.
For questions or concerns, call the City of Twentynine Palms at (760)367-6799.