PITTSBURG, KS – City officials will host a ribbon cutting on Wednesday to mark the completion of the South Rouse Street Widening & Trail Project. The $4.1 million project has transformed a once narrow, one-mile stretch of road with deep ditches into a modern, three-lane road with a multi-use trail.
Reconstruction of the road began in April of 2018 and included removing the existing pavement, installation of a new storm sewer system, curb and gutter work, pavement pouring, new sidewalks and driveways, pavement marking, and a new 10-foot walking and biking trail.
Funding for the project came from the City of Pittsburg, the Kansas Department of Transportation, and private donors. The City received a $660,000 Transportation Alternatives (TA) Grant from KDOT in 2015 and more than $240,000 in private donations from local individuals, businesses and foundations for the trail portion of the project.
To commemorate the long-awaited completion of this project, the City of Pittsburg in partnership with KDOT, area businesses, and residents, will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:30 am on Wednesday, December 11.
The program will begin inside the main entrance of Pinamonti Wellness & Physical Therapy Center, 1014 Mt. Carmel Pl., Pittsburg. Immediately following the speaking portion of the program, the City will cut the ribbon on the new street.
The mission of the City of Pittsburg is to provide exceptional services, facilities and activities with integrity, professionalism, excellent customer service and a commitment to economic vitality.