Bayer Construction of Manhattan will be working on the long awaited Excel Road intersection project.
Pottawatomie county commission chair Dee McKee tells KMAN it’s been 13 years coming, but the project includes improvements to Highway 24 with some turn-off lanes so traffic can decelerate and turn.
The Excel/Highway 24 intersection work will be about $1,900,000 project when all of the components are put together and is expected to take about a year to complete. The action was taken during a special commission meeting Thursday.


McKee says other projects hinge on the Excel Road work and that they don’t want to close all the roads at once. McKee adds she hopes area residents and businesses use some common sense while the construction work is being done, maybe even changing work hours if the intersection becomes too congested. She says it will be a slow down for that time period but much better when they get done with it.

Also, another Manhattan company was selected for Nelson’s Ridge Unit Four. Larson Construction will do the work following a vote by commissioners Thursday.

The special meeting was held due to the President’s holiday next Monday.

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