9th Street Re-Opens at Laramie, 10th Remains Closed
News: Work on the Laramie Stormwater Improvement Project has now progressed far enough that 9th Street will re-open at Laramie on Tuesday, October 30th. 10th Street at Laramie will remain closed until the Laramie Stormwater Project is nearly complete. 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.
Project 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.
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
Construction Start Date: August 13, 2018
Completion Date: Fall 2018