Date of release: September 17, 2020
The public is invited to a ribbon cutting celebration on Friday, September 25 at 10 a.m. for Greenway Trail Phase V. This new section of the Clyde F. Boyles Greenway Trail stretches from Jefferson Street through Schultz Park along the riverfront. To celebrate with the City, park in the Farmers’ Market parking lot at Second Street and Monroe and gather for the ribbon cutting at the floodwall opening at Monroe Street. Attendees are asked to wear facial coverings and maintain social distancing during the celebration.
In April, the City approved a contract with Jim Smith Contracting of Grand Rivers for this project which added 900 feet of walking/biking trail and improved the vehicular traffic flow through Schultz Park. Landscaping has been added, and lighting will be installed soon. For safety and to improve the traffic flow through the park, the Monroe Street floodwall entrance is permanently closed to vehicular traffic. It is accessible for pedestrians and cyclists.
Greenway Trail Phase V is funded primarily with a Federal Highway Administration Transportation Alternatives Program grant administered by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. The City’s match is funded from the Boyles Estate Community Foundation. In addition to contractor Jim Smith Contracting, the City appreciates the work on this project from the following subcontractors: James Sanders Nursery, Wilkins Construction Company, Jay’s Electric, and Brehm Striping Company. BFW Engineering of Paducah completed the project’s engineering and design documents.
The newest section of Greenway Trail connects to Phase IV which was completed in 2019. Phase IV extended the trail from Campbell Street to the boat dock and added numerous sidewalks and lighting to the park adjacent to the dock. For more information about the Clyde F. Boyles Greenway Trail which extends more than five miles, visit http://www.paducahky.gov/greenway-trail.