Next phase of Greenway Trail ready to bid | News
PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) - The City of Paducah has received the green light from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Office of Local Programs to advertise for bids for the next phase of the Greenway Trail Project.
The bid opening is scheduled for May and construction will begin this summer with an official groundbreaking ceremony.
The project will take 120 days to complete.
"Good things come to those who wait," Mayor Bill Paxton said, "I can't wait until the next phase is finished. I spend a lot of time walking the existing greenway trail and am ready for a new section to enjoy."
This phase will complete a new stretch of greenway that follows the floodwall earthen levee from the Expo Center in downtown Paducah to North 8th Street behind the Smoke Shop near the Brookport bridge.
This section of the greenway trail will add approximately 8,800 linear feet or 1.67 miles of trail for bicyclists and pedestrians to enjoy.
"I'm ecstatic that the next phase has received approval. This allows us to expand our health and wellness opportunities in Paducah," said Parks Services Director Mark Thompson.
A future stretch of greenway, which is under design, will connect the existing greenway trail in Noble Park to this phase.
The City of Paducah unveiled the first segment of its greenway trail at a ribbon cutting ceremony on July 1, 2008.
The existing greenway trail, which runs from Noble Park to County Park Road at the Perkins Creek Nature Preserve, is approximately 1.75 miles in length and winds its way behind Bluegrass Downs and through the Disc Golf Course at Stuart Nelson Park.
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