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Pavement replacing brick on one of oldest streets in Parsons

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13th Street in Parsons, Kansas is one of the oldest streets in town.  After nearly 100 years of being paved with brick it's now being transformed to cement.

City officials say the repairs needed to keep the brick road would have cost the city $2 million just for the two blocks.

"Really hasn't been decided what's going to happen with the brick other than we did salvage it because it does have a historic value to Parsonians and we want to make sure that we use that going into the future," says Kari West, Public Information Officer for the City of Parsons.

The historic bricks were carefully removed so that they can be used again in future projects.  It took less than two weeks to remove the bricks.

Construction on 13th Street is scheduled to be completed by the end of August.

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