The Johnson Street Drain Improvement Project (Project) will remove and replace a portion of pre-existing agricultural drain pipe and install new manholes in the unincorporated community of Mecca, CA. The existing Reinforced Concrete Pipe (RCP) tends to plug up with silt which obstructs agricultural drainage causing impacts to the conveyance of the drain and agricultural practices. The pipeline alignment begins at the corner of Hammond Road and Avenue 68, traveling easterly along Avenue 68. The Project will abandon-in-place and slurry cement-fill 350 linear feet of 12-inch RCP and replace it with new 12-inch High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) piping. The Project will also install 8 new manholes on Hammond Road and Avenue 68 on both the existing RCP and newly installed HDPE agricultural drain pipe. The replacement pipeline and manholes will be installed in a previously disturbed area within the public street right-of-way. Excavation of the pipeline trench will be approximately 10 feet below ground surface to allow placement of the new HDPE piping. The open trench installation on Hammond Road and Avenue 68 will cause a temporary closure or controlled traffic during construction. The Project improvements are needed to access the agricultural pipeline for maintenance purposes. No impact to continued agriculture practices will take place. The Project is anticipated to take place over the course of 5 months. The proposed project site is located in a rural residential area, and is not within a conservation area of the Coachella Valley Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan.