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City of Pittsburg provides South Rouse construction update

City Press Releases

October 26, 2018

Work on the South Rouse Street Widening and Trail Project continues to move forward as the City of Pittsburg, KDOT and contractor Mission Construction push to eliminate the one-way traffic and detour by the end of November.

City of Pittsburg Director of Public Works Cameron Alden says residents are eagerly anticipating the November deadline and the reestablishment of two-way traffic.

“We appreciate the patience and understanding of our residents as this project moves along,” said Alden.

The traffic detour was implemented in July when crews began widening the roadway. The City’s original plan allowed for two-way traffic throughout the project via temporary access road, but unfavorable field conditions necessitated a modification to the plan.

According to the Alden, Mission Construction is making strides to ensure the detour and one-way traffic along South Rouse Street are eliminated as soon as possible.

“We appreciate the extra effort by Mission Construction and their dedication to help us reach our deadline,” he says. “The contractor invested in additional equipment and technology to regain some of the time lost, and they plan to work weekends during drier weather to meet the November goal.”

After the two-way traffic is re-established, the contractor will work through the winter months, as weather allows. The City estimates the entire project to be completed in April of 2019.

“Construction can be messy, inconvenient and frustrating but the result will be worth it,” says Alden. “We look forward to the completion of these great safety improvements.”

Those with questions about the project can call (620) 240-5116 or email