Pittsburg 4th Street (K-126) bridge replacement project to begin May 26

Pittsburg 4th Street Overpass, 2019

PITTSBURG, Kan. – Construction crews will start work on the Pittsburg 4th Street (K-126) bridge over the KCS railroad tracks starting Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

According to the City of Pittsburg, this project is being managed by the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) and is estimated to take 250 working days to complete.

Work will include reconstructing and widening the roadway to 52 feet; pouring new concrete at each end of the bridge; and constructing a new 10-foot walking trail on the north side of the bridge. Two-way traffic will be carried through the work zone in staged construction phases.

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The $6.3 million bridge replacement will be paid for using 80 percent federal funding and 20 percent state funding, according to the City. B&B Bridge Company, LLC, of St. Paul, KS is the contractor on the project.

Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes when possible, to use extreme caution when traveling in the area of construction, and be aware of workers in the work zone.

The City of Pittsburg appreciates the patience of motorists and residents while this work is being performed. Contact the Public Works Department at (620) 231-4170 for more information.