Ribbon cutting to be held for South Rouse Street Widening & Trail Project

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December 10, 2019

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.

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