Contractor to Begin Riverfront Park Erosion Repair and Mitigation Project

Date of release: October 1, 2021

With the approval of the contract between the City and Wilkins Construction Company by the Paducah Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, September 28, the contractor will be receiving the notice to proceed on the Riverfront Park Land Mass Project on Monday, October 4.  This project will repair and mitigate flood damage to the riverfront park located adjacent to the boat dock.

The contractor will begin installing fencing to block off the construction area late next week with the placement of rip-rap and other mitigation materials beginning the following week.  For the safety of the public, the contractor will be restricting access to the park’s stone revetment and sidewalks including the main sidewalk along the roadway.

The project includes expanding the stone revetment, adding rip-rap, and placing erosion control blocks adjacent to the sidewalks.  Since the land mass was affected by flooding and severe weather in 2020, the City has received Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding of nearly $400,000 for the project in addition to the State of Kentucky providing nearly $64,000. 

Weather permitting, the project will be completed before the end of January.

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