Effective Monday at 7:30 a.m., a contractor working for the city of Paducah will close a section of the Greenway Trail and North Sixth Street until further notice.
Barricades and signs will be placed across the Greenway Trail at Northview Street and at Burnett Street. This is the concrete section of trail on the floodwall levee between Northview and Burnett streets. Those enjoying the Greenway Trail are asked to turn around at the barricades.
Also, North Sixth Street between Burnett and Northview will be closed to traffic. Vehicular traffic, pedestrians, and cyclists should avoid North Sixth Street due to the heavy machinery and trucks that will be using the road during the construction period.
Huffman Construction, LLC will be replacing the discharge pipes that traverse the floodwall levee. This is part of the Floodwall Reconstruction Project on Pump Station No. 2 located at 1416 N. Sixth St.
The project to rehabilitate Pump Station No. 2 includes the replacement of discharge pipes in addition to the rehabilitation of various mechanical components of all seven pumps and motors not previously repaired, and the replacement of the sluice gate.
Pump Station #2 has the largest pumping capacity of 313,000 gallons per minute. Since it's the first station to be activated at a local river stage of 27.5 feet, it receives the most wear-and-tear.
The city has $1.4 million in grant funds for the Pump Station No. 2 project which include a $1 million Community Development Block Grant and $400,000 from Delta Regional Authority.
To fund the rest of the project, the city has received a low interest loan through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) through the Kentucky Energy & Environment Cabinet and Kentucky Infrastructure Authority.