Date of release: June 23, 2022
To improve traffic flow, the City of Paducah will be converting the signalized intersection of 6th Street and Jefferson Street to an all-way stop. Beginning July 1, the traffic signal will be flashing red in all directions in preparation for the change. In August, Public Works Department crews will install stop signs at the intersection’s corners and cover them until September 1. Once the stop signs are unveiled, the traffic signal will be removed.
City Engineer Rick Murphy said, “Removing the traffic signal at the 6th Street and Jefferson Street intersection will reduce the City’s maintenance and repair costs and will allow traffic to flow more efficiently without unnecessary delay. A signal warrant study shows that the existing signal can be removed for a more efficient all-way stop operation.”
The City of Paducah maintains more than 220 miles of streets. Visit Streets for more information including the proposed road rehabilitation plan through 2023.