Milling and Paving Projects on South 5th Street and West Side of Paducah

Starting Thursday, August 25, a contractor will begin the milling and paving of several streets in Paducah.  Weather permitting, paving will commence after the milling, possibly as soon as Friday on some streets.  The work will take approximately two weeks to finish.

During the street resurfacing work, crews expect to keep one lane of traffic open.  However, for the safety of the crews, drivers are urged to find an alternate route.  Please use caution, and watch for the work crews and traffic control devices.  During this construction period, please avoid parking curbside on the affected streets that typically allow curbside parking. 

The streets that will be affected are as follows:

  • South 5th Street from Adams Street to Ohio Street
  • Forest Circle from Sycamore Drive to Sycamore Drive
  • Whitney Drive from Pines Road to Stonewall Drive
  • Stonewall Drive from Friedman Lane to Whitney Drive
  • Quail Hollow Drive from Whitney Drive to Red Fox Trail
  • West Park Drive
  • West Towne Drive
  • Court Yard West
  • Repairs to the bridge deck near the intersection of Oakcrest Drive and Old Bucker Lane
  • End sections of the bridge on Pecan Drive near Old Buckner Lane.

Regarding the milling and paving on a segment of Pecan Drive at the bridge, motorists should expect traffic to be temporarily stopped at times under the control of a flagger to allow the maneuvering of construction crews and equipment.  Also, there will be a noticeable bump at this location until the paving is completed.

This street rehabilitation project is part of the City of Paducah’s annual street improvement plan.  Part of the funding is provided through the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Municipal Aid Program (MAP).  MAP funds are collected from the State gas tax and are allocated for maintenance, reconstruction, or construction of city streets. 

The City of Paducah maintains approximately 220 miles of streets.  If you have a question, please call the Engineering-Public Works Department at 270-444-8511.