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Pittsburg's medical district to get new sidewalks

Pitt Live Well

PITTSBURG, Ks. - You won't find many sidewalks surrounding Pittsburg's Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas, the Crawford County Health Department, and other nearby facilities, but that will soon be changing.

"Atkinson is very narrow. There's a lot of truck traffic and we see moms and dads with baby strollers having to access the Crawford County Health Department via the road. And there's traffic zipping by them and it's really unsafe. We're lucky there hasn't been a bad accident or something terrible happen already," said Live Well Crawford County Executive Director Brad Stroud. 

Pittsburg's city commissioners have agreed to accept up to $100,000 in grant funding coordinated by Live Well Crawford County that will be used to build sidewalks in the city's medical district.

"Within a year, we should have sidewalks in place. We'll probably take the rest of this year for coordination and planning and putting together the bid package, and then bidding that out over the winter. And then we'll get to work, early in the spring next year," said Cameron Alden, Pittsburg's director of public works. 

Sidewalks will most likely be built between 23rd Street and Atkinson Avenue, and between Joplin and Michigan streets.
  

 


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