A massive parking lot for truck trailers — 486 spaces in all — is being proposed on 16.12 acres as part of the CenterPoint Business Park west of Crothall Laundry in northwest Manteca.
Ultimately access to the trailer yard from the south could be through an extension of a business park road to tie into the Daisywood Drive and Airport Way intersection. Daisywood serves as the western entrance to the 1,406-home Del Webb at Woodbridge neighborhood.
That will become the southern entrance to the trailer parking facility if an adjoining parcel is developed and the road extended. Until then a common drive to the south about one third the distance that’s between Lathrop Road and Daisywood Drive will serve as the southern entrance.
Planners anticipate that the bulk of the traffic, though, will use an interior private road in the CenterPoint project that runs behind 5.11 Tactical, Crothall Laundry, and Penske Logistics to connect with Roth Road to the north. The site is expected to handle a significant amount of trailers unloaded from the Union Pacific Railroad intermodal yard just to the west.
The project is before the Manteca Planning Commission when they meet Tuesday, May 28, at the Civic Center council chambers, 1001 W. Center St., at 7 p.m.
Based on the trip generation from an existing smaller trailer yard located to the north, there could be 816 truck trips a day based on traffic counts conducted on March 5-6. Most of the movements are for the unloading and loading of trailers from intermodal trains for short-term parking — typically less than a day.
The existing trailer storage yard has 153 spaces. Each of those spaces account for 1.68 trailer trips per day.
Access to the intermodal yards for movements from trains for temporary parking until truck tractors arrive to pick them up will be from a private railroad crossing that will tie directly into the UP intermodal center that has gained approval to triple in size.
The two yards will accommodate a maximum of 639 trailers at any given time.
In December, the city also approved at 53-space parking lot for truck trailers on a vacant 2.19-acre parcel at the corner of Bessemer Avenue and Carnegie Street in the Manteca Industrial Park.
The Bessemer Trailer Yard is expected to generate 538 daily trips when it becomes operational with trick traffic impacting Industrial Park Drive, South Main Street, Spreckels Avenue, Moffat Boulevard, and East Yosemite Avenue.
Tentative business hours could be from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., with companies possibly UPS or Penske using the trailer parking lot.
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