Manhattan Avenue Slated For Fall Construction

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - Manhattan city officials welcomed in residents Thursday evening for a public information meeting.

The City plans to reconstruct North Manhattan Avenue from Kimball Avenue to a point 500 feet south of Research Park Drive and Keen Street.

The project will replace the existing two-lane asphalt road with a four-lane concrete road.

Construction is set to get underway this fall; however, traffic isn’t expected to be affected during the school year.

"During the school year the road will be open to two-way traffic," said Manhattan City Engineer Brian Johnson. "There will be some construction, some delays. The trail on the west side of North Manhattan will be open, but there could be some detours during that timeframe. After KSU gets out in the spring, then we would be looking at a full closure of the roadway."

The City expects the project to be completed by August 15th of next year.