What’s Our Sidewalk Plan?

 In City Projects, Featured News, News, Pedestrian & Bicycle, Public Works News, Transportation

Beginning with the Downtown West ADA Project (2016), the City of Atchison has undertaken a multi-year strategy to upgrade pedestrian facilities, focusing on downtown and the immediately adjacent residential neighborhoods and connections with high traffic corridors. The AMS West Sidewalks Project (2018), the Safe Routes to Schools: South 5th Sidewalks Project (2019), 2nd Street Corridor Project (2019) are all examples of major investments in pedestrian infrastructure.

The map below visually displays where those investments have occurred over the last five years. Those projects are listed below with grant funds awarded, over $4.1 million in total, shown in parentheses,.

  • Downtown West ADA Project ($169,000) – Yellow
  • 2017 and 2020 Street Improvement Projects – Dark Blue
  • AMS West Sidewalks Phase I Project ($250,000) – Orange
  • Safe Routes to Schools: South 5th Sidewalks Project ($400,000) – Dark Purple
  • 2nd Street Corridor Project ($525,000) – Maroon
  • Riverfront Trail Extension Project ($250,000) – Light Purple
  • 800 Commercial Streetscape Project ($850,000) – Light Blue
  • Main Street 10th to 12th Project ($550,000) – Turquoise
  • South Atchison Trail Project ($1.2 million) – Black
  • Various Privately Funded Projects – Pink

Two upcoming projects have also received grant awards with construction expected in 2021:

  • 500-600 Commercial Street Revitalization Project – $1.45 million KDOT Cost Share Grant
  • Main Street Corridor Project (2nd to 6th) – $500,000 Transportation Alternative Grant

Potential future projects that connect well with what has already been built and are mentioned in the City’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan as well as the City’s 2030 Comprehensive Plan, include the following:

  • Main Street Corridor Phase II Project (6th to 10th)
  • Safe Routes to Schools: Sante Fe West Project
  • AMS West Sidewalks Phase II Project
  • Division Street Corridor Project (2nd to 12th)