Thanks to a combination of grant funds from the Kansas Dept. of Transportation (KDOT), a series of improvements will soon be constructed along Main Street between 10th and 12th Streets adjacent to downtown Atchison.
The project will include construction and/or reconstruction of the curb/gutter, driveway entrances, and sidewalks on Main Street (K7) from 10th Street to 12th Street. Additionally, a new traffic signal will be installed at the intersection of 10th and Main that includes a protected left turn for northbound traffic on 10th Street during the railroad crossing preemption cycle and eliminates the existing cross-beam style signal pole.
The $490,000 construction project is 100% funded by KDOT grant funds, though the City is contributing in-kind design and administration services to complete the project.
Kansas Heavy Construction out of Tonganoxie bested two other bidders to win the construction contract, which was approved by the City Commission last year. Weather permitting, construction is expected to begin in the next few days and finish up by summer.