Proposed Action Chosen For Road Reconstruction

The National Park Service will host a public meeting on September 16 from 9 to
11 am at park headquarters, located at 74485 National Park Drive
in Twentynine Palms, to inform the public of the preferred alternative selected
and address comments and action items discussed at the July 28th public meeting for the
reconstruction and rehabilitation of approximately 23.5 miles of Pinto Basin Road in Joshua
Tree National Park.

The proposed action will include widening, realigning, and modifying the existing 20- to
22-foot-wide paved road to a 24-foot- wide road, with a design speed of 35 or 45 miles
per hour. The speed limit would depend on the location along the roadway. The proposed
action will redesign and realign the road to improve sight distance at Cholla Cactus Garden, Porcupine Wash, and at the Pinkham Canyon Road intersection.

The proposed action is part of a phased effort to rehabilitate many of the park's primary
roadways in accordance with the 1995 General Management Plan. The primary objective of
the project would be to improve road safety conditions on Pinto Basin Road.

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