Date of release: October 25, 2018
Pictured: Existing cross drain with deterioration at 3935 and 3940 Phillips Avenue
The City of Paducah Engineering-Public Works Streets Division along with Harper Construction will be working on a drainage project beginning Monday, October 29. This project involves the replacement of a deteriorated cross drain in the 3900 block of Phillips Avenue, specifically in front of 3935 and 3940 Phillips Avenue. This is along the section of Phillips Avenue between Ivy Drive and Bellevue Drive.
The deterioration of the existing pipe which crosses under Phillips Avenue is leading to roadside erosion. Crews will replace the existing cross drain with a 58-foot long 46-inch x 36-inch corrugated arch metal pipe, construct two concrete headwalls, and install 30 feet of 12-inch corrugated metal pipe and associated storm inlet. This project will improve the efficiency of the upstream inlet by aligning the headwall with the existing ditch. Plus, the project will eliminate the erosion issues at this location.
This project is expected to be completed in two weeks, weather-permitting.
To safely facilitate the drainage project, Phillips Avenue will be closed in both directions at the drainage project site. Traffic will need to use either Ivy Drive or Bellevue Drive to maneuver around the project location. Please watch for the work crews and traffic control devices.
The City of Paducah maintains more than 220 miles of streets in addition to approximately 80 miles of storm sewers and culverts. If you have a question, please call the Engineering-Public Works Department at 270-444-8511.