Pittsburg trail project to begin June 15

Staff Writer
Morning Sun
The red line on this map shows the approximate location of the new Memorial Drive Trail, although the actual trail will not be quite as linear as shown, according to Pittsburg Public Works Director Cameron Alden. - COURTESY PHOTO

PITTSBURG, Kan. – Weather permitting, construction crews will begin work on the Memorial Drive Trail Project starting Monday.

The new six-foot-wide multipurpose trail will stretch nearly half a mile from North Walnut Street to McNally Road, connecting cyclists and pedestrians to recreational amenities in Lincoln Park. The project is estimated to take 25 working days to complete.

Funding for the $146,000 trail project was made possible thanks to a $88,000 grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), and other grants given to the city for the construction of walking and biking trails.