Manteca is spending $20.1 million in capital improvement projects during the fiscal year starting July 1.
The expenditures range from expanding Library Park to adding a parking lot at Woodward Park off Bridewell Drive to a new transit center downtown.
It also includes major road improvements for Yosemite Avenue and Moffat Boulevard as well as upgrades at two intersections on Spreckels Avenue to improve the movements of large trucks. The long-awaited widening of Louise Avenue at the railroad tracks between Airport Way and Union Road is also in the budget.
It is part of the spending plan the City Council is reviewing during a special meeting Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the Civic Center, 1001 W. Center St.
None of the money is from the general fund that has been hit hard by drop offs in revenue. The money is also all designated by the manner it was collected or presented to the city in the form of either stimulus money or other government grants to be spent for a specific purpose. It cannot be used for general fund expenditures such as police and fire salaries as it must be spent for what it was collected and distributed.
Among the capital improvements are:
•Extending Atherton Drive between Main Street to the western end of the segment that ends just west of Wellington Avenue at a cost of $2,420,000.
•Completing the landscaping of the Highway 99/Yosemite Avenue interchange at a cost of $483,400.
•Widening intersections on Spreckels Avenue at DuPont Court and Phoenix Drive to accommodate longer trucks.
•Overlaying existing streets to extend their useful life at a cost of $1,193,430.
•Paving of various alleys at a cost of $291,085.
•Installing curbs, sidewalks, and gutters in areas of Manteca without them at a cost of $175,000.
•Widening Louise Avenue at the Union Pacific Railroad crossing between Airport Way and Union Road at a cost of $439,000.
•Annual pavement maintenance at a cost of $250,000.
•Replacement of existing streetlights with high-energy induction lights to obtain an annual savings of $150,000 in power use at a cost of $582,000.
•Widening of Airport Way between Daniels Street and Yosemite Avenue to accommodate left turn lanes to improve traffic flow and volume at a cost of $1,960,000.
•Landscaping the Highway 120 Bypass/Yosemite Avenue interchange at a cost of $909,570.
•Acquiring right of way seven feet deep from nine parcels to install three additional feet of sidewalk and nine new street trees to be planted behind the sidewalk on Yosemite Avenue between Powers Avenue and Cottage Way at a cost of $230,605.
•Repaving West Yosemite Avenue between Airport Way and Union Road at a cost of $1,048,325.
•Repaving East Yosemite Avenue between Cottage Avenue and Highway 99 as well as Moffat Boulevard at a cost of $2,259,603.
•Construct merge lanes and relocate traffic signals at Airport Way and the Highway 120 Bypass at a cost of $900,000.
•Reconstruct the Highway 120 Bypass/Union Road interchange with a new five-lane bridge and auxiliary lanes on the Highway 120 Bypass plus new aligned onramps and off ramps at a cost of $3,428,250.
•Install water pipeline in Louise Avenue from Austin Road to Pestana Avenue to blend surface water with well water to reduce arsenic levels at a cost of $220,000.
•Initial work for constructing an elevated water storage tank at a cost of $260,000 with the $2,950,000 project being undertaken in 2011-12.
•Water pipeline in Austin Road from Yosemite Avenue to Moffat Boulevard to convey surface water to South Manteca homes at a cost of $1,015,000.
•Replacing aging pipelines throughout city at a cost of $416,000.
•Installing new water pipelines at a cost of $318,000.
•Install non-potable water well to irrigate a city park to eliminate using expensive treated water at a cost of $265,000.
•Improving plant performance of flow between north side aeration basins and secondary clarifiers to improve efficiencies at the wastewater treatment plant and reduce expenses at a cost of $350,000.
•Purchase land and construct storm drainage surge basin in the vicinity of Powers Avenue and Moffat Boulevard at a cost of $193,756.
•Purchase two street sweepers employing green technology at a cost of $386,000.
•Purchase two fully automated side loader collection vehicles for residential collection routes to replace aging trucks at a cost of $600,000.
•Purchase three Dial-a-Ride vehicles and four fixed route vehicles for the Manteca Transit system at a cost of $823,042.
•Installation of a fiber optic cable to run from the proposed transit station at Moffat Boulevard and South Main Street to the Civic Center at a cost of $300,000.
•Purchase and install safety cameras at various bus stops along the city’s transit system for improved security at a cost of $133,400.
•Build 10 to 15 bus shelters complete with benches, trash receptacles, and improved signage at most Manteca Transit stops at a cost of $1,353,798.
•Construct the transit station at Moffat Boulevard and South Main Street on 3.1 acres at a cost of $6,685,340.
•Construct a parking lot at Woodward Park on Bridewell at a cost of $594,000.
•Build a picnic shelter at Woodward Park at a cost of $270,000.
•Upgrade Lincoln Park parking lot for $193,000.
•Complete citywide park master plan for $475,000.
•New public address system, audio-visual, improves seating, and other aspects of the 21-year-old council chambers at a cost of $225,000.