Back to school in Manhattan has many changes due to road construction

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - Back to School in Manhattan will bring bus route changes, temporary crosswalks, and road construction detours.

Three schools in the Manhattan-Ogden School District are majorly affected by road construction at the start of this school year.

Marlatt Elementary, Woodrow Wilson Elementary and Susan B. Anthony Middle schools are all impacted by road construction projects on their normal school routes.

The City of Manhattan and Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 have worked together to help determine the best changes to allow for safety of the students.

This includes a temporary crosswalk being installed, along with a crossing guard, at the intersection of Kimball and Browning Avenues, to allow students to safely cross Kimball Avenue in the construction zone.

“Another thing that the city has done to cooperate with us both at Woodrow and Marlatt, have been to designate some no parking areas that aren’t typical around both the buildings. So I’d ask our general public to respect the no parking, that’s because our busses have to take different routes” Manhattan Ogden U.S.D. 383, Assistant Superintendent, Eric Reid says.

Links to the maps for each of Marlatt Elementary School, Susan B. Anthony Middle School, and Woodrow Wilson Elementary School.