Project: Lathrop Road Interchange Extension
Location: Manteca, CA
Total Project Yardage: 8,000yds
Customer: CC Myers
The interchange itself is designed to be a calling card of sorts for Manteca. The overpass is brick-veneered complete with Tidewater-style street lights and landscaping.
Lathrop Road provides direct access to the 1,406-home Del Webb at Woodbridge age-restricted community that is nearly halfway mark for completion. It also connects at mile intervals with Manteca’s other two major north-south streets – Union Road and Airport Way. In addition Lathrop is moving forward with plans to build a second overcrossing of the train tracks. That means traffic will be able to move from Interstate 5 to Highway 99 without having to worry about trains blocking crossing. Since Lathrop Road eventually connects with Cottage Avenue, it would effectively have the ability to draw consumer traffic from Manteca east of Highway 99. The interchange is also expected to make the Rossi property that has been proposed for medical and retail between Highway 99 and the T-intersection of Northgate Drive/Main Street more attractive for development.
“The interchange has the potential to make that area the next big area for retail in Manteca,” – Don Smail, Manteca economic development specialist, while addressing the Manteca City Council.