Barges for Riverfront project halted | News
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - The City of Paducah says its Engineering-Public Works Department contacted contractors Tuesday night and told them to release the barges that have been used to transport the tons of stone for the Riverfront Redevelopment Project.
According to the city, this was to prevent mounting up a $6,000-per-day charge to to reserve barges for potential work.
The city says the contractor met that contracted amount on August 22.
The Commission decided in a closed meeting not to move forward on an order to add 80,000 tons of stone meant to elevate the project.
According to the city, this decision gives the city additional time to determine the best path moving forward with the contractor on creating the land mass.
The commission also approved contractors to use the concrete slab from the former Executive Inn as fill material.
According to the city, the next phase includes the finishing of the breakwater with approximately four feet of soil, greenery, and walkways.
The majority of mass fill and steel piling phase of the riverfront project is funded by a $2.97 million Neighborhood Initiative Project Grant by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The city has additional grant money that is specific to the next phase of the project.
For more information about the Riverfront Redevelopment Project, visit www.paducahky.gov.
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