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Noble Park Lake construction starting

Staff report

Crews with Mayfield-based YEC Inc. will begin mobilizing equipment and installing temporary fencing for the Noble Park Lake bank stabilization Monday.

The Paducah City Commission awarded YEC a $192,414 contract last month. 

According to Parks Services Director Mark Thompson, the bank, especially at the southeastern end of the lake, has been deteriorating for years due to lake fluctuations and the movement of ducks and geese in and out of the water.

"This project will stabilize the bank, improve the accessibility of the fishing piers, level the sidewalks, and make the park more attractive," he said.

The project consists of using metal sheet piling to create a retaining wall to stabilize the erosion on the southeastern side of the Noble Park Lake. The project also includes earthwork, drainage, seeding and the construction of new sidewalks. 

During construction, the park will remain open.

Visitors are asked to watch out for trucks and work areas. The southeastern parking lot adjacent to the lake will a staging area for the construction crews and will not be available for public use.

The contractor has 120 days to complete the project.

This phase will stabilize 665 linear feet around the southern portion of the lake. In the coming years, the commission could allocate more funding to complete the project. Also, a water aeration feature in the southern end of the lake will be added in the future.

Because of the construction, Duck Island will be removed.  However, Thompson said an Eagle Scout has volunteered to rebuild the duck house, which is now in storage.

"Once it is rehabilitated, it will be placed on a floating structure later this year," he explained.

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