Summary: This project will construct an extension to the current trail that runs the length of the Atchison Riverfront. The extension would be an 8 ft. wide concrete path that would double the length of the current trail from about 0.4 miles to just under 1 mile. The extension will run on the west side of River Road from the south boat ramp to just north of the City’s Raw Water Intake Pump Station. The City Commission authorized a contract with Schwab-Eaton for topographical survey services on June 5, 2017. The official project agreement with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, & Tourism was approved by the City Commission on July 17, 2017.

Cost: To preserve the integrity of the bidding process, we avoid publishing detailed engineer’s estimates prior to the bidding process.

Funding: This project is funded with a $250,000 grant through the federal Recreational Trails Program. Additionally, the project will receive funding through the Atchison Riverfront Foundation and possibly the Sunflower Foundation. The City of Atchison has budgeted a $60,000 capital contribution to the project and will also design, manage, and inspect the project during construction.

Location: The Atchison Riverfront

trailextension map

Contractor: To be determined

Status: Topographical Survey and Design Engineering

Construction Start Date: 2018

Completion Date: 2018