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Construction Work on the Georgia Street Channel / Culvert Project to Begin

City Press Releases

June 10, 2021

PITTSBURG, KS – On Monday, June 14, 2021, construction crews will begin work on the Georgia Street Channel / Culvert Project.  The project is located along Georgia Street, but is in two different work locations.  The two project locations include the open ditches in the area between Jefferson Street and Martin Street and the culvert pipe on the south side of Jaycee Ball Park.  Work will include removal of existing culvert, storm sewer, storm sewer structures, new roadway base and pavement, and sidewalk.  Full closure of the street in these areas will occur during construction of the project.

The Contractor, Heck & Wicker, Inc., of Parsons, Kansas, will begin construction at the south end of the project to avoid disruption of the 4th of July events scheduled in Lincoln Park for July 3rd and July 4th.  According to the contract, the contractor will have 120 calendar days to complete this project; therefore, closure is expected over the next couple of months.

Advanced notification signs will be in place during construction.  Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes when possible, to use extreme caution when traveling in the area of construction, and be aware of workers in the work zone.

The City of Pittsburg appreciates the patience of motorists and residents while this work is being performed.  Please contact the City of Pittsburg Public Utilities Department at (620) 240-5126 with questions regarding this closure.


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