Avenue 50 between Harrison Street and Calhoun Street has been designated in the City of Coachella’s General Plan as a Major Arterial with Bicycle Facility.  KOA was contracted to evaluate alternative typical sections and alignments for the improvement of Avenue 50 to meet future transportation demands.  We evaluated existing conditions in the 1.5 mile long corridor, prepared traffic forecasts, and conducted multimodal level of service analysis.  Layouts and typical sections were prepared for four alternatives, with the preferred alternative undergoing a CEQA evaluation.  The recommended alternative included four travel lanes with a center median and dedicated turn bays at key intersections, buffered class II bike lanes, sidewalks on each side, and dedicated transit stops.