This project is funded in part by a Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) – Transportation Alternatives (TA) Grant in the Historic Category. The KDOT funding provides for 65% of the construction and construction engineering (inspection) costs of the project. This project is the first of three phases of construction that will ultimately rehabilitate the historic Juliette Avenue brick street from Bluemont to Poyntz. Pavement reconstruction will re-use the existing bricks in the mid-block sections. The intersections will become concrete pavement. The project also includes comprehensive stormwater improvements and waterline replacement. The waterline replacement is not included in the KDOT TA portion of the project and is funded fully by the City of Manhattan.
Phase 2: The second phase of this project, which continues brick street rehabilitation on Juliette Avenue from Laramie Street to Osage Street, has been completed.
Phase 3:A construction contract for Phase III has been complete and construction will start next spring and be completed by next fall
Phase 1: Total construction costs are $674,030 with an additional $134,806 for construction engineering. The Kansas Department of Transportation awarded a Transportation Alternatives (TA) program grant that will cover 65% of the costs. The city's share amounts to $284,000 and is anticipated to be paid from the Special Street and Highway Fund.
Phase 2: Construction cost is estimated at $536,000. KDOT awarded a second TA grant to cover 80% of the costs. The city's share is $158,282 likely to be paid from the Special Street and Highway Fund.
Phase 3: The budget for Phase III is 1.1 Million, with a TA grant from KDOT covering 80% of the costs.