MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- Downtown Manhattan is getting a major face lift and residents, patrons and business owners are being brought up to speed on the enhancement projects and what they can expect.
City engineers and downtown officials held a neighborhood meeting on Poyntz Avenue construction projects at the Wareham Opera House Wednesday night.
Infrastructure and beautification projects along Poyntz Avenue are the last step in a massive revamp of the downtown area.
“These projects have been decade-long in the making. We have the north and south redevelopment that took place over the last 6,7 years and so the core, Poyntz Avenue, is really the last of the beautification project so we’re really excited to get these projects started,” said Gina Scroggs, executive director of Downtown Manhattan, Inc.
The Downtown Streetscape work is slated to start the third week in April and be completed in October.
The project will start at the west end and north side of Poyntz Avenue then move east to 3rd Street, circle back around and then start on the south side of Poyntz from 3rd back toward 6th.
Parking is intended to be on the opposite side of the work.
Enhancements will also be made to water lines, electrical lines, sewers, gutters, crosswalks, sidewalks, curbs, lighting, traffic signals, handicap accessibility and landscaping.