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Candini connecting with Yosemite
Providing second access to BLD, Costco, envisioned FEZ
Work on extending Milo Candini Drive north to West Yosemite Avenue could start this year. - photo by HIME ROMERO

Sometime in 2016 you might be able to reach Costco without taking Daniels Street.

Manteca plans to start work this year on extending Milo Candini Drive from where it now terminates at the northern edge of the Big League Dreams sports complex to West Yosemite Avenue.

If things go according to the city’s plans, Milo Canidni Drive immediately north of the BLD complex will pass the eastern edge of nine soccer fields that are part of the proposed family entertainment zone (FEZ).

Right-of-way won’t be an issue as the road will cut across city owned property on the west side of the wastewater treatment plant.

The $1.2 million project to extend Milo Candini Drive is being funded with part of $42 million the now defunct Manteca Redevelopment Agency had left over after the state disbanded it to divert property tax money to Sacramento to help balance the California budget.

 The money is from the $50.7 million RDA bond issuance in 2005. The state has agreed that the money left from that bond legally belongs to the City of Manteca but must be used for projects outlined in the bond issuance documents that included the Milo Candini Drive extension.

It will also provide additional traffic circulation for the area northwest of the Airport Way and 120 Bypass interchange where Great Wolf Resort is considering building a 500-room hotel with an 85,000-square-foot indoor water park. It is also where the bulk of the proposed 140-acre family entertainment zone would be located.

As part of the FEZ/Great Wolf project Daniels Street would curve to the northwest and connect with McKinley Avenue north of existing housing.

Wawona Street would be extended west of Airport Way and would intersect Milo Candini Drive on the northern fence line of BLD. It would then connect with a loop street among the main FEZ commercial entertainment area that would include a manmade lake.