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The city of Paducah is moving forward with two park construction projects.  

At Tuesday's meeting, the Board of Commissioners approved a contract with Wilkins Construction Company to begin grading work on the North 13th Street Health Park.  

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The Paducah City Commission is in the process of hiring an engineering firm to study the conversion of Broadway and Jefferson streets back to two-way traffic.

Paducah Receives Grant to Promote Biking

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The Paducah City Commission is receiving a grant for bicycle education and safety.

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The US 45 Brookport Bridge will be closed for three weeks as the next phase of the Greenway Trail begins, meaning an estimated 5,000 vehicles will need to detour around the construction.

Paducah Parks and Recreation Director Mark Thompson says tunnel under the highway will connect the downtown and Noble Park portions of the trail. He says the project will create a safe route across the highway.

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Crews will begin installing detour signs Monday in Paducah in preparation for the Tuesday closing of the Brookport Bridge to install an underpass connecting two sections of the Greenway Trail. Contractors will have 21 consecutive days to install the 52-foot long lighted underpass at U-S 45. 

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Work on Paducah’s Greenway Trail underpass will begin as early as next month after the Paducah City Commission approved the contract for ICA Engineering on construction and testing for Phase 2 Tuesday night.


City Engineer Rick Murphy said the project will cost around $650,000, which is under appropriations by $240,000. Construction will begin next month depending on weather.

The City of Paducah is requesting bids for the third section of the Clyde S. Boyle Memorial Greenway Trail after the state approved design plans last week.

City spokesperson Pam Spencer says the third section includes a tunnel under U.S. 45/Cairo Road and connects the two existing segments of the greenway. She says construction should start this fall on the 1.2 mile section and be open to the public next spring.

Paducah’s Henry Clay Park is getting a new name.  City commissioners voted last night to rename the park in honor of former Mayor Albert Jones who served from 1996 until 2000.  

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The City of Paducah has received the green light from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to take bids for the next phase of the Greenway Trail project. This phase will complete a new stretch of trail that follows the floodwall earthen levee from the Expo Center in downtown Paducah to North 8th Street near the Brookport Bridge. Bids will be advertised this weekend with a bid opening scheduled in May. Construction will begin this summer with an official groundbreaking ceremony. The project is expected to take 120 days to complete.