Earlier this year the City of Atchison was awarded a $500,000 grant through the federal Transportation Alternatives Program to fund Phase I of the Main Street Corridor Project (2nd Street to 6th Street). Today, the City is excited to announce an additional $633,000 grant award that will fund Phase II of the Main Street Corridor Project (6th Street to 10th Street).
The Main Street Corridor Project intends to replace and/or upgrade the curb/gutter, sidewalks, street lighting, and corridor landscaping of Main Street from 2nd Street to 10th Street, including improvements to the Farmers’ Market site.
“Our organization has made critical transportation corridors a very high priority,” Assistant City Manager Justin Pregont said. “Our investments in the US-73 corridor, the 2nd Street corridor, the Kansas Avenue corridor, the south 5th Street corridor, the Commercial Street Corridor, and now the Main Street corridor are an intentional effort to create a more inviting platform for future private investment, especially in the downtown core.”
The Main Street Corridor Project has now been awarded a total of $1.133,000 in grant funds through the Transportation Alternatives Program.
The City is now actively working on designing the project with construction expected to begin in the spring of 2022.
Contact: Justin Pregont, Assistant City Manager