Milling and Paving Projects to Begin Thursday, August 31, 2017

Date of release:  August 30, 2017

Beginning this Thursday (August 31), a contractor will begin the milling of several streets in Paducah to prepare them for resurfacing.  Paving will commence after the milling with paving expected to begin next Tuesday (September 5).  The work will take approximately three weeks to finish, weather-permitting.

The streets and areas that will be affected are as follows:

  • Highland Boulevard
  • Elmdale Road from Highland Boulevard to Interstate-24 overpass
  • Friedman Lane from Pines Road to US60/Hinkleville Drive
  • Circle Lake Drive
  • North 3rd Street from Harrison Street to Executive Boulevard
  • Executive Boulevard from the floodwall to North 4th Street
  • North 4th Street from Executive Boulevard to the floodwall
  • South 6th Street from Kentucky Avenue to Ohio Street
  • North 9th Street from Martin Luther King Junior Drive to Harrison Street
  • Harrison Street from North 9th Street to North 10th Street
  • Broadway from 9th Street to 13th Street
  • North 14th Street from Broadway to Northview Street (milling only)
  • Northview Street from North 14th Street to North 10th Street (milling only)

Please note that the North 14th Street and Northview Street projects will not be paved until 2018.  The milling will occur this year.  A water main replacement project by Paducah Water is the reason for the delay in paving these two streets.

During the street resurfacing work, crews expect to keep one lane of traffic open.  However, for the safety of the crews, drivers are urged to find an alternate route.  Please use caution, and watch for the work crews and traffic control devices.  During this construction period, please avoid parking curbside on the affected streets that typically allow curbside parking. 

These street rehabilitation projects are part of the City of Paducah’s annual street improvement plan.  Part of the funding is provided through the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Municipal Aid Program (MAP).  MAP funds are collected from the State gas tax and are allocated for maintenance, reconstruction, or construction of city streets. 

The City of Paducah maintains approximately 220 miles of streets.  If you have a question, please call the Engineering-Public Works Department at 270-444-8511.