The Paducah City Commission is considering a contract for a phase of the riverfront construction, but it cannot exceed $90,000. The contract with Bacon, Farmer and Workman Engineering includes assistance during the bidding process for the project.
Paducah City Engineer and Public Works Director Rick Murphy says there is around $5 million dollars of available funding for the project.
“One of the things that has made this project ultra-complicated is the various funding sources with various rules and various regulations and none of them are the same,” Murphy said.
The federal government is providing $910,000 for the riverfront construction while the city is chipping in $320,000. Once the city commission finalizes the plans, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the state must approve them before the project is placed out for bid.
The construction is projected to start in January.