Lincoln Street is a vital road for Mecca residents and local agricultural operations

MECCA – Lincoln Street in Mecca will be redone with new pavement and a new sidewalk in a county transportation project starting construction today, Tuesday, July 6.

The Lincoln Street Pavement Restoration and Sidewalk Project is a $3.8 million project of the Riverside County Transportation Department.

The project will reconstruct 1.75 miles of pavement along Lincoln Street, from Fifth Street to Avenue 62. A new sidewalk will be installed along the east side of Lincoln Street, from 5th Street to 7th Street, extending the network of walkways that connect the highly walking‑oriented community.

“Lincoln Street is a vital road for Mecca residents and local agricultural operations, and has long been in need of repair,” Supervisor V. Manuel Perez said in a prepared statement. “I am happy this road repair project is now under construction to provide a much smoother roadway and another extension of sidewalks in Mecca. This project is for the safety and quality of life of the community, by preventing wear and tear on vehicles. I thank our Riverside County Transportation Department for making this major improvement for the community of Mecca.”

The project is paid with money from the county’s SB 1 funds, generated from the gas taxes and vehicle registration fees paid by motorists. Construction will be performed by Granite Construction Company of Indio, at the cost of $2.5 million for construction.

Construction is expected to take three months to complete.


Photo captions – Lincoln Street, from 5th Street to Avenue 62, in Mecca will be under construction with a road repair project that will replace the cracked, bumpy pavement.