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Airport & Wawona getting traffic signals due to gas station
A rendering of the proposed Rotten Robbie's

A proposed Rotten Robbie’s gas station and convenience store will help improve safety on Airport Way at Wawona Street.

The business being pursued on the southeast corner of the intersection will pay toward the installation of traffic signals at Airport and Wawona. The signals will be installed as part of a $4 million endeavor designed to improve rough driving surfaces along Airport Way that is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.

Development plans for Rotten Robbie’s are before the Manteca City Council on Tuesday, Aug. 17, at 7 p.m. when they meet at the Civic Center, 1001 W. Center St.

The project has been revised to eliminate a diesel only fuel pump as well as the northernmost driveway on Airport Way to enhance the safe flow of traffic.

The intersection has been problematic in recent years as traffic has steadily increased on the Airport Way corridor.  There are visual obstructions for those turning left on Airport Way from Wawona.

Signals will also enhance safety after Sierra High dismissal and events such as football games as people try to reach neighborhoods south of the 120 Bypass.

The land where Rotten Robbie’s wants to build has been zoned commercial since the time it was annexed into the city in the 1970s at the same time adjoining land where homes were built about two decades ago.

Rotten Robbie’s is planning to open a 24-7 gas station with 16 pumps plus a 4,800-square-foot convenience store.


To contact Dennis Wyatt, email