Juliette Avenue Brick Rehabilitation

Project Description

Phase 1: The Juliette Avenue brick street from Bluemont Avenue south through the intersection of Laramie Street will be rehabilitated.
The official detour route will utilize 11th Street.  Access to Juliette from Bluemont will be limited to local traffic only.  The intersections of Juliette/Moro and Juliette/Laramie will be closed for approximately 2 months for demolition and reconstruction during this first phase of this project.  Access to the mid-block regions between Laramie-Moro and Moro-Bluemont will be available through the alleys and will be limited to local traffic only.  Pavers Inc. will construct Phase 1.

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 continues brick street rehabilitation on Juliette Avenue from Laramie Street to Osage Street.


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 1 β€” Bid letting by KDOT May 2017
 Phase 1 β€” City Commission concurrence June 2017
 Construction Timeline Spring/Summer 2018

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