Outside Dining expanded in Downtown Palm Springs

The closure consists of Palm Canyon Drive between Baristo Road and Tahquitz Canyon Way.

The City of Palm Springs will begin the kick off of its new outdoor “al fresco” dining in the street pilot program, which would close part of Palm Canyon Drive, starting this Thursday, Sept. 3. 

Palm Canyon Drive will close to thru traffic starting at 7 a.m. on Sept. 3 with the three southbound lanes reduced to two lanes between Andreas Road and Tahquitz Canyon Way, where the full road closure begins. 

At Tahquitz Canyon Way, drivers will either have to turn right to go westbound, or left to go eastbound.


Restaurants interested in applying for a temporary land use permit to take part in the program, should visit www.palmspringsca.gov/alfresco.

Restaurants who have received proper permitting, may begin utilizing Palm Canyon Drive for outdoor dining beginning on Friday, Sept. 4.

Alternate driving routes for southbound Palm Canyon Drive include Indian Canyon Drive, Belardo Road, and Calle Encilia. 

The signalized intersections at Arenas and Baristo roads will allow for traffic to travel through going east and west.

South of Baristo Road, the normal southbound Palm Canyon Drive traffic lanes are maintained.

Arenas Road will be set on red flash. A traffic signal on a red flash should be treated like a stop sign. 

Information from: https://nbcpalmsprings.com/2020/09/04/part-of-palm-canyon-to-close-starting-thursday-for-outdoor-dining/

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