Summary: This project intends to improve crosswalk safety for pedestrians on Kansas Avenue out front of Atchison Child Care Association (ACCA) and at St. Benedict Catholic School (SBCS) by creating curb extension areas using rubber parking blocks. The curb extensions shorten the crossing distance and cause drivers to slow down, making pedestrian crossings much safer.
Rubber parking blocks are inexpensive and easy to move if the curb extensions needs to be re-positioned or removed at any point in the future.
Cost: Less than $1,000
Funding: This project is funded from the parts and materials budget in the Public Works Department / Streets Division.
Location: Kansas Avenue between 13th and 14th (Atchison Child Care Association) and Division Street (2nd to 3rd).
Contractor: Internal crews
Construction Start Date: July 2017
Completion Date: July 2017