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Posted on: October 6, 2021

Phase 10 of the North Campus Corridor Project

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Kimball Avenue will close from Denison Avenue to North Manhattan Avenue starting Monday, October 18, for the next phase of the North Campus Corridor Project. Both the road and the multi-use trail will be closed to the public within the project limits. Var...

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

2022 City Budget Approved

The City Commission voted 3-2 to pass the proposed 2022 City of Manhattan budget at the September 21 meeting. The approved levy rate for 2022 is 53.335 mills, which is an increase of 3.499 mills from the previous year. ...
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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 24, 2021

Levee Project Moving Forward

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The City Commission approved payment of $29.662 million for the project at the September 21 meeting. The City Commission and the community have recognized the importance of the project and have been preparing for this needed improvement for more than 15 y...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 24, 2021

Flood Repairs in Progress at Frank Anneberg Park

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Two FEMA-funded repair projects are currently underway at Frank Anneberg Park. Since 2018, Parks and Recreation staff have worked with the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) and the Kansas Department of Emergency Management (KDEM) to mitigate...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 22, 2021

Eisenhower Recreation Center Grand Opening Celebration

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(MANHATTAN, KS – September 22, 2021)?The new Eisenhower Recreation Center, located at 2850 Kirkwood Drive, is complete and ready to open to the public. The official ribbon cutting ceremony will take place this Sunday, September 26 starting at 2:...

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

Road construction update for football traffic

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As K-State football fans prepare to descend upon Manhattan for the home opener Saturday against Southern Illinois, they should be aware of two current road construction projects in the city that could cause congestion on gamedays this fall.

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 9, 2021

Volunteers to Help Build Kid's Bike Park

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(MANHATTAN, KS – September 9, 2021) The City of Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department (Parks & Rec) and Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee are partnering with BikeWalkMHK, private donors, and volunteers to build a Kid’s Bike Park skills cou...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: August 24, 2021

FUZE: An Aggieville Development Project

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The Aggieville parking lots at 12th and Laramie could look a lot different in the coming years. Last Tuesday, the City Commission accepted the recommendation to move forward with a proposal from Back 9 Development. The team will be working to create a dev...

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Posted on: August 10, 2021

Pet Poolooza and Clear the Shelters

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The annual Pet Poolooza event will return to City Park Waterpark this year on Saturday, August 21 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM. People are invited to bring their dogs to enjoy the last day of the waterpark season and cool off at the pool for a suggested ...

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Posted on: August 6, 2021

City Facilities Will Require Masks Indoors

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Starting Monday, August 9,?all?visitors and city staff?will be required to wear?a mask?that covers their mouth and nose?when?indoors?at?all City of Manhattan facilities.?The requirement applies to people older than two years of age, whether vaccinated or ...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: July 27, 2021

Section of 3rd St Closed for Repairs 7/28-8/11

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Public Works will be closing 3rd Street from Poyntz Ave north past the alley to the entrance of the public parking lot just south of Humboldt Street.
The closure will begin at 6:30 AM Wednesday morning, July 28 and the repairs are expected to take two wee...
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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Construction Begins Soon for the Joint Maintenance Facility

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At the June 22nd meeting, City Commissioners voted to move forward with the construction phases for the Joint City Maintenance Facility first proposed in 2016. The new facility will be built near the existing Wastewater Treatment Plant off of HWY 24 and i...

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Posted on: July 12, 2021

2021 Sanitary Sewer Line Maintenance

Beginning Monday, July 12, 2021, the Sewer Maintenance Division for the City of MHK will be performing line maintenance on the 18” sanitary sewer line on 3rd street.

Line maintenance will take place most of the week, beginning in the Ft. Riley B...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: July 8, 2021

Invitation to Bid for the Manhattan Levee Flood Risk Management Project

The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has published their Invitation to Bid for the Manhattan Levee Flood Risk Management Project.  All information regarding this upcoming bid is published and managed by the USACE on the following web...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

Mayor's Holiday Tree Did Not Survive Transplant Shock

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(Manhattan, KS – July 2, 2021) The Mayor’s Holiday Tree in Triangle Park is dying and will be removed by the City of Manhattan Forestry Department in the coming weeks. The 18-foot-tall Colorado Blue Spruce was planted in 2019 to replac...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: June 28, 2021

2021 Cured-in-Place Pipe Projects

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The annual cured-in-place-pipe sewer lining projects will begin in several locations around town starting Tuesday, June 29. You may see trucks accessing sewer lines and notice steam rising from manhole covers.

The 2021 project areas include:

  • Dickens Avenue
  • C...
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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded 5/26/2022

On Tuesday, May 25, three water main breaks in the southwest part of Manhattan caused the water pressure in that part of the system to drop below 20 psi. When water system pressure drops below 20 psi, there is the potential for bacterial contamination. In...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: May 25, 2021

KDHE ISSUES BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHWEST AREA OF MANHATTAN

MHK Boil Water Advisory Map - 05-25-2021 FINAL

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) issued a Boil Water Advisory (BWA) at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 for only a specific area in the southwest portion of Manhattan.  An estimated 4,700 people will be affected and a map ...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: May 17, 2021

Anthony Recreation Center Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Celebration

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(MANHATTAN, KS – May 17, 2021) Two celebrations will take place this week to mark the grand opening of the new Anthony Recreation Center located at 2415 Browning Avenue. An official ribbon cutting ceremony starts at 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 21 with...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

Mask Ordinance Expires at 11:59 PM May 16, 2021

The City of Manhattan face mask ordinance is set to expire at 11:59 p.m. on May 16. The threat of the coronavirus is decreasing in the Manhattan area, and the positivity rate in Riley County has been less than 5% for the past three months.? Starting Monda...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: May 13, 2021

$12.7 M in American Rescue Plan Funds Expected Over the Next Two Years

(MANHATTAN, KS – May 13, 2021) In the next few weeks, the City of Manhattan expects to receive the first federal disbursement check of $6.3 million as part of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) benefits for municipalities. A second check in the same...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Community invited to CrossroadsMHK Events May 6 & 10

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The City of Manhattan is hosting a second round of public engagement to discuss the CrossroadsMHK strategic planning initiative. Two in-person events will take place Thursday, May 6 and a virtual meeting is pla...

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

Manhattan Development Code Will Modernize Local Regulations

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(MANHATTAN, KS – April 26, 2021) The City of Manhattan has been working to update and modernize local development regulations for the past few years. The updated Manhattan Development Code (MDC) is now ready for review and will go in front of th...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Starting point - info from the MHK Environmental Scan

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Manhattan's Crossroads MHK initiative to develop a City-wide strategic plan prioritizing City services, programs, projects and future investments, is well underway. Recently, we published the first draft of a document with wide-ranging data and i...

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Improving bike and pedestrian infrastructure

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The Bicycle and Pedestrian Systems Plan (BPSP) was adopted in 2020 and establishes a long-term vision to improve walking and bicycling infrastructure for transportation needs. It replaced the 1998 Bicycle Master Plan and updates the 1998 Linear Park Trail...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Wildcat Creek Bridge Reconstruction Phase 3 on 4/19/2021

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The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) notified the City that traffic control will be switching to Phase 3 on Fort Riley Boulevard (K-18) for the Wildcat Creek Bridge Replacement project starting Monday, April 19th.  

While the Phase 3 tra...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: March 22, 2021

Rina Neal Named Finance Director

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(MANHATTAN, KS – March 22, 2021) Manhattan City Manager Ron Fehr announced that Assistant Director of Finance, Rina Neal, has been appointed to serve as the new Finance Director effective immediately. Neal replaces Interim Finance Director, Tamm...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Douglass Community Activity Center Opening March 26

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Construction on the facility began on March 6, 2020, and will be completed with final equipment installation early next week.The new, 21,000 square foot facility will be open to the public starting Friday, March 26. Gym activities will include pickleball,...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Kimball Avenue Reconstruction, Candlewood Drive to K-113 begins March 22

map of Kimball Avenue reconstruction project

A reconstruction project will begin on Kimball Avenue on Monday, March 22. Work will likely take six to eight months to complete, depending on weather conditions. The work to the street includes geometric improvements for the entrance into the Ca...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: March 8, 2021

Little Apple Loop connects all neighborhoods in MHK

Little Apple Loop - CityofMHK Newsletter

The City of Manhattan has partnered with BikeWalkMHK, to create the Little Apple Loop.  The Little Apple Loop is a 22.5 mile loop around Manhattan, connecting all neighborhoods via 11 existing trails, bike lanes, bike blvds, local roads,...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: February 23, 2021

CrossroadsMHK: Manhattan's Strategic Planning Resources

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FIRST ROUND OF PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT TO BE HELD IN MARCH 

(MANHATTAN, KANSAS – February 23, 2021) “CrossroadsMHK: Shape what matters. Choose our path.” has been selected as the official name of the City of Manhattan&r...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

Parks and Recreation Staff Plan for the Summer Waterpark Season

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(MANHATTAN, KS – February 8, 2021) The City of Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department is planning a modified summer waterpark season with budget restrictions, staffing constraints, and enhanced COVID safety precautions. The initial plan is to...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: February 8, 2021

House Fire Damages Attic

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(Manhattan, Kansas, February 7, 2021) — At 6:50 p.m. on Sunday evening, the Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched to 2030 College Heights Road for a report of a possible structure fire. Upon arrival, crews found a one-story home with smoke sh...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: January 27, 2021

First Meeting of Manhattan’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force Will be Held Virtually

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(MANHATTAN, KANSAS – January 27, 2021) The inaugural meeting of the Manhattan Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force will be held on Thursday, January 28 at 6:00 p.m.  Due to precautions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, ...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: January 25, 2021

City buildings closed due to inclement weather

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(MANHATTAN, KANSAS – January 25, 2021) City buildings will be closed to the public today due to inclement weather. This includes City Hall, Municipal Court, Flint Hills Discovery Center, Douglass Centers and the Animal Shelter. Rain and snow, po...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: January 25, 2021

Stonehaven Master Plan

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Stonehaven Park is 15 acres comprised of three tracts within the Stonehaven subdivision. Tract A is the area at the south end of the park downstream from the Bayer Pond. Tract B is the main body of the park including the pond. Tract C is the area at the n...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: January 22, 2021

City to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by renaming 17th Street

photo of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr addressing a crowd

At the January 5th meeting, Manhattan City Commissioners voted unanimously to move forward with a process to change the name of 17th Street to Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. A petition to change the street name was completed and signed by local resident K...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: January 6, 2021

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force formed to advise the Manhattan community

(MANHATTAN, KANSAS – January 6, 2021) The Manhattan City Commission approved the formation of the Manhattan Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force to research and recommend best practices in order to create a more inclusive and welcom...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: December 21, 2020

City’s customer service department closed due to COVID-19

(MANHATTAN, KANSAS – December 21, 2020) The City of Manhattan’s Customer Service Department will remain closed the week of December 21. City Hall will be open Monday through Wednesday, then close for the Christmas holiday on Thursday, ...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: December 11, 2020

City seeks residents to serve on Community Project Committee

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City seeks residents to serve on Community Project Committee

(Manhattan, KS – December 11, 2020) The City of Manhattan is partnering with Planning NEXT, a strategic planning consultant of Columbus, Ohio, to help undertake a community-led effort t...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: December 2, 2020

2020-2021 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) CARES Act (CV) Funding

The City of Manhattan is applying for ESG Cares Act Supplemental Funding through the Kansas Housing Resources for the Manhattan Emergency Shelter. The application will be submitted by December 15th, 2020.

The funding is provided by the federal Coronavirus...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: November 4, 2020

0.5% Recovery Sales Tax Initiative Passes

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(MANHATTAN, KS – November 4, 2020) On November 3, Manhattan voters passed a ballot measure to adopt a 0.5% Economic Recovery and Relief sales tax. Riley County unofficial final results indicate 11,138 (YES) Manhattan residents for and 7,212 (NO)...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: November 2, 2020

Kansas Eviction Protection Program

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(Topeka, Kansas - October 21) Governor Laura Kelly announced a $35 million statewide relief initiative to keep Kansans in their homes. Tenants and landlords experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID pandemic may receive up to $5000 in renta...

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

2019 Annual Economic Development Report Highlights

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The City recently completed the 2019 Annual Economic Development Report. Conducted annually, this report completes an accountability review of all recipients of Economic Development Funds to ensure compliance with existing agreements and to collect perfor...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: October 29, 2020

Park Planner Earns Professional Landscape Architect License

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(MANHATTAN, KS – October 28, 2020) After completing professional licensure standards set forth by the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards, Alfonso Leyva, City of Manhattan Park Planner, was licensed as a Professional Landscape...

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

Resilient Wildcat Creek update to the Wildcat Creek Floodplain Management Plan

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At the October 13 City Commission meeting, the City’s Floodplain Manager, Chad Bunger, shared some of the ideas developed by the Resilient Wildcat Creek group, which was formed to encourage collaboration, study the impacts of flooding, and devis...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: October 27, 2020

Bev-Hub Receives Economic Development Assistance

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On Tuesday, October 6, the City Commission voted to approve an Economic Development Agreement with Bev-Hub. The company currently produces and packages beverages (water, cold brew, juices, and teas) for national and international clients. Recently, Bev-Hu...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Take the Pollinator Pockets Survey

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Did you know that 1 in every 3 bites of food we eat depends on pollinators like bees and butterflies?  In 2020, Manhattan Parks and Recreation began an initiative to restore several areas within the City to their native habitat. The initiative, c...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Manhattan Fire Fighters Test Positive

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(MANHATTAN, KAN.  October 23, 2020)  The Manhattan Fire Department was notified today that five firefighters tested positive for COVID-19.  The firefighters that tested positive attended an event off-duty and are believed to hav...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: October 22, 2020

Manhattan City Commissioner Aaron Estabrook Tests Positive for COVID-19

Commissioner Aaron Estabrook

(MANHATTAN, KANSAS – October 22, 2020) City Commissioner Aaron Estabrook notified City Administration today that he tested positive for COVID-19. Estabrook began experiencing symptoms on Saturday, October 17 and was tested Tuesday afternoon, Oct...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: August 21, 2020

8/21/20 Sink Hole - Leavenworth & Third

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Leavenworth Street at Third (3rd) Street is closed from the westbound left turn lane to south bound 3rd Street (Shown in Red on the Map). All other movements are open at this intersection.

City Crews are investigating a possible sink hole related to storm ...

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