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Lathrop welcome signs before council
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In 2014, the “Welcome to Lathrop” sign on Lathrop Road was struck by a vehicle for the third time. 

And naturally, the damage put it out of commission for good. 

As a result, the Lathrop City Council will discuss tonight an option to install four of the signs in the community for $6,975 that would cover all of the city’s main access points. 

According to the staff report for the item, the signs would be placed on the east side of I-5 on both Lathrop Road and Louise Avenue, as well as on Harlan Road and Manthey Road to cater to north-south traffic on both thoroughfares. 

If the expenditure is approved by the council, the city will partner with ARTSIGNWORKS, a company that has created city signs throughout California and has done previous work with Lathrop, to create the double-sided signs that will be similar to the signs that existing on Lathrop Road previously. 

The signs will feature the city logo in a blue, white and yellow configuration, and will read “Welcome to the City of Lathrop” on one side, and will on the back will read “Established 1989” below the city’s official seal. 

The Lathrop City Council meets on the first and third Mondays of every month at Lathrop City Hall – located at 390 Towne Centre Drive – at 7 p.m. For more information about the item, or to view other items that will be before the council, visit the city’s website at and click on the “City Council” tab and follow the prompt to meetings and agendas. 


To contact reporter Jason Campbell email or call 209.249.3544.