After a few cold days, construction crews resumed work on the repaving of the Pottawatomie County Museum parking lot

The museum will remain closed during the project.

“This is going to enhance the historic downtown and will provide access to the new museum,” Museum Director Ken Landry said. “We really appreciate the support of the city of Shawnee for helping us with this project.”

The museum will be closed during the project which is expected to last 120 days. During this time the employees and volunteers will prepare for the move from the depot to the new museum.

At the Nov. 20 Shawnee City Commission meeting, the Pottawatomie County Museum was approved for the parking lot to be repaved with the original brick pavers that were used on Main Street.

The bricks were uncovered during the Streetscape project. In addition to over 60 parking spaces, there will also be sidewalks around the museum grounds that will lead up to the entrance of the new museum.

All of the original bricks from Main Street were crafted in Kansas.

Total cost of the project will be $530,708.60. Parathon Construction was awarded the project.