Laramie Stormwater Project Causes 9th Street Closure

 In CSO Remediation, Featured News, General News, Public Works News, Stormwater

Work on the Laramie Stormwater Improvement Project will close a portion of 9th Street between Parallel and Kearney Streets beginning on September 11, 2018 and lasting for a period of two to three weeks. Detour routes will be clearly posted during the closure.

The City Commission approved the $365,000 project in June and construction began in early August. The project is expected to finish construction before the end of the year. Traffic control will be varied as the project progresses through construction, with a handful of street closures possible during that time. As always, please be cautious when traveling through construction zones.

Summary: The City of Atchison has over 100 linear miles of sewer and/or stormwater lines in the ground. Some of those lines are over 100 years old and in surprisingly good shape, while others are chronically undersized and plugged.

The Laramie Stormwater Project will modernize and increase the stormwater capacity for two of the most problematic drainage intersections in the City, those being 9th and Laramie and 10th and Laramie. Currently, both intersections have inlets that are either collapsed or undersized, routinely flooding during even small rain events.

Cost: $365,000

Funding: This project will be entirely funded by the City of Atchison Wastewater CSO CIP.

Location: 800 and 900 blocks of Laramie Street.

Contractor: Linaweaver Construction

Status: Construction

Construction Start Date: August 13, 2018

Completion Date: Fall 2018