Date of release: October 15, 2021
On Monday, October 18, contractors working for the City of Paducah will begin the milling and paving of a nearly ¾ mile section of Bridge Street located on Paducah’s Southside. The work zone on Bridge Street stretches from Irvin Cobb Drive to Broad Street and includes a short section of South 9th Street where it intersects with Broad Street.
Once the milling and paving are completed, a contractor will mark the pavement. Bridge Street will be marked as a three-lane roadway that includes a center turning lane. The roadway will include bike lanes.
Please use caution, and watch for the work crews and traffic control devices. Lane restrictions will be in place, but be prepared to detour in the area of South 9th and Broad Street. Crews will temporarily close a section of South 9th Street for subgrade repairs near the intersection with Broad Street during the week. A detour and signs indicating the road is closed to through traffic will be placed on South 9th Street. This temporary closure is expected to last a few hours and is tentatively set for October 19.
City Engineer Rick Murphy said, “This is a significant investment in Paducah’s Southside as Bridge Street is one of our busier corridors. By implementing a road diet, this three-lane configuration will achieve two goals. First, a designated center turning lane often leads to a significant reduction in the number of rear-end crashes. Second, this new configuration provides the opportunity to designate bicycle lanes which increases our transportation mode opportunities.”
Over the past few months, crews completed the first phase of the Bridge Street Road Rehabilitation Project which included sidewalk and curb and gutter rehabilitation and replacement, the improvement of accessible ramps, entrance reconstructions to properties, and storm sewer inlet repairs.
The City of Paducah maintains more than 220 miles of streets. For more information including the proposed road rehabilitation plan for 2021-2023, visit http://paducahky.gov/streets.