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Pittsburg's Annual Paving Program on Hold


The backwashof rainfall puts Pittsburg's Annual Paving Program off schedule.

 "Well of course we set out the year we havecertain project we like to get done but when we have periods of rain, like wehave now, we have to find alternate projects to do," said Pittsburg's PublicWorks Directors Bill Beasley.

Crews will continue removing asphalt from roadways, but with rain in the futureforecast it could be days before workers return.   

 "It may be uncovered (roads) for longer thanwe like, but at least that way we can keep our men busy," said Beasley.

Funding forthe projects was approved by voters in 2010.

A year later enoughtax was generated for roadway projects to begin.  

"You know we can'tuse this money for anything else it's not going towards anywhere else, but it doesn't do us any good to keep it in the bank," said Pittsburg City Manager DaronHall. "We need to spend it so were doing everything we can to get theasphalt program that was planned this year done this year."

"We like toget more than we are getting accomplished," said Beasley, "But when it rains everyday we need the streets to drive out a at least a couple before we get on themand asphalt them  otherwise what we putdown will come back up." 

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