Summary: This project will begin at the intersection of south 5th Street and Park Street on the south end of the 5th Street viaduct in downtown Atchison and end at the intersection of south 5th and U Street. The project will reconstruct sidewalks, curb/wheelchair ramps, and intersection crossings along south 5th Street, as well as some of the connecting side streets along the way.

As a Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS) Project, the intent of this effort is to eliminate barriers for students to safely and regularly walk or bicycle to and from Atchison Middle School. Prior to submitting a grant application to fund the project, representatives from the City of Atchison, USD 409, and Live Well Live Atchison collaborated to engage the public and develop a Phase 1 Safe Routes to Schools Plan for Atchison Middle School.

Cost: About $550,000

Funding: This project is primarily funded by a $400,000 federal Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS) grant. That grant application was authorized by the City Commission on June 19, 2017. Any expenses over and above $400,000 will be the responsibility of the City of Atchison.

Location: South 5th Street (Park St. to U St.)

Contractor: To be determined

Status: Engineering design

Construction Start Date: 2019

Completion Date: 2019