Temporary Closure of Greenway Trail Segment and North 6th Street for Joint Sewer Agency Project

Date of Release: 
October 17, 2022

Beginning Tuesday, October 18, a subcontractor for the Paducah-McCracken County Joint Sewer Agency (JSA), Geotechnical, LLC, will be onsite to take geotechnical borings from the floodwall levee between Northview Street and Burnett Street.  This project will require the temporary closure of the Greenway Trail between Northview and Burnett streets from approximately 5 a.m. Tuesday, October 18, until 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 19.  An optional detour for Greenway Trail users is Northview Street to North 8th Street with a return to the trail off Burnett Street.

The work also will require the closing to vehicular traffic of North 6th Street between Northview and Burnett streets from Tuesday morning through Friday evening (October 18-21).

The geotechnical borings are a part of the design and engineering of a construction project at that location related to JSA’s combined sewer system, the portion of the system which conveys both sanitary and some stormwater flow.  At a later date, a contractor will install a 64-inch outfall pipe through the floodwall.

This project is the second phase of a $102 million total project called the Long-Term Control Plan associated with the combined sewer system and approved by the Kentucky Division of Water and Environmental Protection Agency.  The Long-Term Control Plan involves the construction of a diversion station, an 80 million gallon a day pumping station, screening facilities, and discharge piping. 

The geotechnical borings are approved by the United States Corps of Engineers, the regulatory agency for the City’s floodwall system.