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2.5M reasons Manteca is overhauling directional sign program

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2.5M reasons Manteca is overhauling directional sign program

This is a directional sign on Union Road on how to reach the Manteca museum.

HIME ROMERO/The Bulletin/

POSTED August 3, 2009 12:26 a.m.

You might know how to get to downtown from the Bass Pro Shops and Big League Dreams but the more than 2.5 million out-of-town visitors that the two entities attract in a given year may not.

In a bid to upgrade signage deployed to lure visitors to downtown restaurants and other shopping areas, the new BMX course, Woodward Park’s six soccer fields, the golf course and other local attractions the City Council Tuesday is considering zoning changes that will allow more distinctive and high profile signs.

The council meets at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center, 1001 W. Center St.

The Manteca Planning Commission has already embraced changing the municipal wayfinding sign ordinance to allow the adoption of the community directional sign program. At the same time, the rules limiting such signs to being rectangular in size and no bigger than 18 inches wide by 30 inches deep would be dropped.

There are signs on Union Road and Yosemite Avenue directing travelers to visitors’ information and the museum as well as the hospitals and police station. The only problem is you can’t see them when you’re driving.

The Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau working in conjunction with the City of Manteca wants to change all of that.

The idea is to have a uniform look that is attractive, easy to see, and quickly give visitors the directional information they need for various attractions.

To contact Dennis Wyatt, e-mail

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