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Manteca seeks right- of-way for interchange
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Manteca is getting ready to take steps to obtain right-of-way needed to convert the McKinley Avenue undercrossing of the 120 Bypass into a full-scale interchange.

The city this month is expected to seek proposals from consultants to complete obtaining land as well as finish plans and develop a precise cost estimate for the project.

The city has $7.6 million set aside for the project. That includes $4 million in leftover redevelopment agency bond proceeds, $2.8 million in federal funds, and $719,000 in regional transportation fees collected on new development.

The right of way process is expected to cost $4 million to complete. The balance of the planning will cost $3.5 million.

A full interchange at McKinley Avenue in 2010 that encompassed all costs from start to finish was estimated at $30 million.

Plans call for the city next year to extend Daniels Street to McKinley Avenue to improve traffic circulation for the Stadium Retail Center and Big League Dreams as well as the proposed Great Wolf Resort and the envisioned adjoining family entertainment zone.

Ultimately McKinley Avenue will be extended and then curve southward to connect with the proposed Raymus Expressway interchange planned midway between Ripon and Manteca.

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