Quantcast

5 Pittsburg Roads Getting Upgraded - KOAM TV 7

5 Pittsburg Roads Getting Upgraded

Updated:
PITTSBURG, KANSAS -

Pittsburg's Centennial Drive is getting a major makeover. And it's not the only one!

Centennial, along with Rouse Street, Mill Road, Hobson Drive and Hobson Place, will be getting new asphalt pavement and traffic pavement markings. The road work costs almost half a million dollars, but it's something Pittsburg residents voted for.

"This is being funded as part of the street sales tax, that citizens agreed to be put in place. It collects a little under a million dollars a year," said Pittsburg's Public Works Director Cameron Alden.

The work is expected to wrap by the end of next week, weather permitting.

Ruth Rice works at Names and Numbers located on Centennial Drive. She says the work is affecting her commute, but she thinks it's necessary.

"I'm glad that it is being repaired, however, I have a 35 mile commute, so it does make things an inconvenience. I have to leave earlier in the morning. It takes me longer to get home in the evening," said Rice.

Pittsburg's Public Works Director says the work will cause some minor traffic delays on the streets being worked due to lane closures, but thinks the rejuvenated roadways will worth the wait.

"We always like to say thanks to the traveling public. We understand it is an inconvenience as we do these improvements. But hopefully they see that the product they get to use the next 15 to 20 years, is worth the minor inconvenience," said Alden.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Miami Establishes New Home Pool Ordinances

    Miami Establishes New Home Pool Ordinances

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 10:04 PM EDT2018-05-24 02:04:36 GMT
    The Miami City Council passed an ordinance saying all residents with pools visible from the street, must have it blocked off, in order to prevent children from drowning. The actual home is considered as a side, otherwise the side by the street must be a six foot solid fence, and the rest can be a four foot chain fence. "The practicality of how we're intending to enforce it is for this first year, we're going to get people notice of what people need to do to make the...More >>
    The Miami City Council passed an ordinance saying all residents with pools visible from the street, must have it blocked off, in order to prevent children from drowning. The actual home is considered as a side, otherwise the side by the street must be a six foot solid fence, and the rest can be a four foot chain fence. "The practicality of how we're intending to enforce it is for this first year, we're going to get people notice of what people need to do to make the...More >>
  • Joplin City Council Elects New Member

    Joplin City Council Elects New Member

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:54 PM EDT2018-05-24 01:54:32 GMT
    The Joplin City Council elected its newest member tonight after the resignation of Joshua Bard. The council members selected Anthony Monteleone as the newest member.  Monteleone says he hopes to fix pay scales across the board, but especially for the police and fire department. He hopes city departments can keep employees as well as attract new ones with the fixed pay rates. "I was born here, I was raised here, I moved away for a couple years for college. So I'...More >>
    The Joplin City Council elected its newest member tonight after the resignation of Joshua Bard. The council members selected Anthony Monteleone as the newest member.  Monteleone says he hopes to fix pay scales across the board, but especially for the police and fire department. He hopes city departments can keep employees as well as attract new ones with the fixed pay rates. "I was born here, I was raised here, I moved away for a couple years for college. So I'...More >>
  • Special Report: Heartland Boxing Gym Rebounds after Fire

    Special Report: Heartland Boxing Gym Rebounds after Fire

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 7:28 PM EDT2018-05-23 23:28:44 GMT

    We catch up with trainer Dallas Cook and his fighters three months after a fire destroyed their home gym.

    More >>

    We catch up with trainer Dallas Cook and his fighters three months after a fire destroyed their home gym.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.