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Smoother ride ahead for both Lathrop Road, Louise Avenue
The McKinley Avenue and 120 Bypass interchange will be completed by this simmer.

Improvements  are coming to three major arterials this spring via growth fees and gas tax dollars collected by the City of Manteca.

One will ease congestion on Airport Way.

And the others will make driving smoother on parts of Louise Avenue and Lathrop Road.

Staff, in response to an inquiry from Councilman Charlie Halford during Tuesday’s council meeting, indicated the project aimed at addressing potholes and rough patches on Louise Avenue and Lathrop Road is on target to start by early summer.

It involves sections on Louise Avenue between Main Street and the Highway 99 overcrossing.

Segments of Lathrop Road between Union Road and to the Highway 99 interchange will also be improved.

Work on the city’s largest road project — the McKinley Avenue and the 120 Bypass interchange — is also on target for completion this summer.

It will help take pressure off of Airport Way, especially from those seeking to access Costco, nearby stores, Big League Dreams, and Great Wolf.

Among work still needed to be done is the paving of McKinley Avenue and the installation of traffic signals at McKinley and Daniels Street.

It will also provide those residing in the rapidly growing neighborhoods in southwest Manteca a more direct access point to the 120 Bypass instead of using Airport Way.


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