South Rouse Street widening project nears next phase

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Construction on a heavy-traveled Pittsburg road gets closer to its next phase.

The second phase of the South Rouse Street widening project continued today with its third major concrete pour. With several more concrete pours in the near future, officials anticipate traffic to change from just one-way to two-way by mid-November. High amounts of fall rain caused unfavorable conditions for the concrete phase.

So, the city budgeted an additional one-hundred-thousand dollars to put gravel and a mesh material down in place of mud. That not only allows concrete to be poured during wet weather periods, it also make the road better quality overall.

“Very sharp thinking by not only the contractor but our own folks to say hey, it looks like it’s going to be rainy and wet this fall, let’s don’t take three months off. So we’re trying everything we can to make it move along,” says Daron Hall, Pittsburg City Manager.

In the meantime, one-way traffic can continue north through the area, with detour signs in place.

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