Date of release: December 14, 2017
Today, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet notified the City of Paducah that a plan has been developed to replace the drainage structure on North 32nd Street near the New Haven Assisted Living Center (1002 North 32nd Street). The Cabinet closed this route September 14 due to the deterioration of the existing steel and concrete culvert. Since September, the Cabinet has been conducting a watershed study and working with the State to set aside funding for the project.
Mayor Brandi Harless says, “This is great news. The Cabinet has been very cooperative in helping move this project forward quicker than was expected. With approximately 4000 vehicles travelling this section of North 32ndStreet on a daily basis, it is important that this project be completed in a timely manner. We are thankful for the great working relationship with our district transportation representatives.”
According to a news release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the project will involve the installation of a pre-fabricated aluminum arch culvert which is expected to be delivered in mid-January. The installation work will last four to six weeks depending upon the weather. Prior to the delivery of the culvert, crews will work to remove the existing structure and prepare the site.