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Posted: Friday, November 4, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 5:55 am, Fri Nov 4, 2011.

Can you imagine central Thornton having a traffic circle in the center of town?

How about two traffic circles?

They’re in the plans for a major facelift planned for the business area of Thornton and the town’s main intersection, provided that the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors adopts an environmental document in December.

On Thursday in Stockton, the county Planning Commission recommended that supervisors approve the plans, which also include sidewalks and landscaping on both sides of Thornton Road between Walnut Grove Road and Mokelumne Avenue.

Jeff Levers, project manager for the county Public Works Department, said he was ready to give a full PowerPoint presentation to the Planning Commission, but commissioners said they were ready to vote without seeing the presentation.

The first priority is to install a traffic circle, also known as a roundabout, to slow down traffic at the main intersection in town with Walnut Grove Road to the west, Thornton Road to the south, Oak Street to the east and Sacramento Boulevard to the north, Levers said.

The second traffic circle will be at Thornton Road and Mokelumne Avenue.

If the Board of Supervisors adopts the environmental document known as a negative declaration, county officials will look for funding to carry out the project.

The improvement study was financed by Measure K, the half-cent, voter-approved sales tax dedicated to transportation projects in the county.

Contact reporter Ross Farrow at rossf@lodinews.com.

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1 comment:

  • Mariachi Tesoro posted at 3:35 pm on Fri, Nov 4, 2011.

    PithyOpiner Posts: 43

    Wow!! Imagine that! Sidewalks in town. If they keep all that moderization up they will soon have indoor plumbing, too. Where will all end?

     

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