ON TAP TONIGHT
A future freeway linking Turlock to Patterson is expected to move a step closer to reality Wednesday as transportation leaders consider paying a consultant $350,000 to develop a feasibility study. The South County Corridor would replace West Main Street from Highway 99 to Interstate 5. Nine firms bid to do the key study, and a Stanislaus Council of Governments panel selected T.Y. Lin International, a global transportation planning and engineering company established in 1954 and headquartered in San Francisco. Turlock, Patterson, Newman and Stanislaus County – agencies with the most to gain – put $150,000 toward the cost, with the rest coming from StanCOG. Tonight’s StanCOG meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the third-floor chamber at 1111 I St., Modesto.
WEST MODESTO MARKS COMPLETION OF TRAIL
West Modesto on Thursday will celebrate completion of the Helen White Memorial Trail, a half-mile route aimed at improving the health of the area’s residents. The $1 million project, funded by donors large and small, provides a walking and bicycling route for schoolchildren and other users. The ribbon-cutting and other activities will run from 3 to 5 p.m. at the King-Kennedy Memorial Center and adjacent Mellis Park, 601 S. Martin Luther King Drive.
FAMILY FUN NIGHT
SET FOR THURSDAY
A “Welcome Back to School” Family Fun Night will be held Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the King-Kennedy Memorial Center, 601 S. Martin Luther King Drive in Modesto. The free event will feature food, games, prizes and entertainment. There will be backpack and bike giveaways, as well as 40 agency booths offering information on health, safety and the community. Parents must be present with their children. For more information, contact Madie Herrera at (209) 569-2814.