Supervisor Benoit To Mark Completion Of First Phase In Mecca Downtown Street Revitalization Project May 19
MECCA – Supervisor John J. Benoit will join county officials and community leaders in a ceremony marking the completion of the first phase of the Mecca Downtown Street Revitalization Project to be held Wednesday, May 19 at 5:00 PM at 91-279 Second Street in Mecca. A complimentary taco dinner will be served following the ceremony.
“We will soon celebrate the first phase of many vital transportation improvements in Mecca, part of an overall $57 million county investment to help this bustling, young community,” said Supervisor John J. Benoit. “The entire community is enjoying the benefit of a smoother ride and absence of excess water runoff in Mecca’s downtown.”
Mecca’s high pedestrian volume has made sidewalk improvements a top priority. The Mecca Downtown Street Revitalization plan comprises construction of approximately seven miles of street, sidewalk, curb and gutter, and street light improvements for fifteen streets within the 1.3 square-mile downtown area. This $22 million renovation project has created 800 jobs for local businesses and contractors.
Planning for this project began in October 2004, with the project’s guiding principles established in November 2007. Construction began in October 2009. The Street Improvements will be delivered in five phases. Phase one includes roadway, sidewalk and street light enhancements along Second Street.