The 7th & Mound Stormwater Project, which began work late last year, has now reached substantial completion. The project included the construction of new stormwater infrastructure connecting the 7th and Mound intersection to an existing box culvert running under the Millard Allen ball field at 8th & Riley. 7th & Mound has suffered chronic drainage issues for many years caused by undersized pipes and sub-optimal curb inlet locations.
In recent years the City of Atchison has made drainage improvements a central focus of infrastructure programming. Examples include improvements to 2nd & Laramie, 2nd & Mound, 9th & Laramie, 10th & Laramie, 6th & Green, and now 7th & Mound, just to name a few.
Locally based Pruett Construction completed the $305,000 project after besting seven other bidders to win the contract award.