Demolition work is underway Friday on the former Manor Motel in Millcreek Township as part of its Gateway Project.

The Sandbar is the next property to be torn down.

The work kicked off Monday as crews knocked down the former Bel-Aire Hotel, which is now gone.

The demolition work is being done by Empire Excavating, which is based in Erie County.

The demolition work is the first phase of the project, which the township said will create an enhanced entrance in the area near Presque Isle State Park.