The second phase of the South Rouse Street Widening and Trail Project will start next week. Monday, July 16, crews will begin widening South Rouse to three lanes, which will improve traffic safety for motorists traveling on the road.
During the second phase, South Rouse will temporarily become a one-way street heading north from Amber Drive to Cedar Lane. Rouse will be closed to southbound traffic at Cedar Lane. City officials estimate this traffic change to be in effect for approximately four months.
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. Despite the changes to traffic, the project is expected to move forward as scheduled.
The City has notified affected neighborhoods of the traffic changes. All residents in the area can travel north on Rouse Street. However, residents returning south of Pinnacle Point will only have access by taking a signed detour. A road map is available on the City’s website to help inform residents of the change.
For questions about the South Rouse project, residents can call the City projects line at (620) 240-5116 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.