Paducah Water Announces Start of Major Midtown Infrastructure Project

Date of Release: 
June 12, 2023

15-month effort starting June 12 will replace more than 3.5 miles of water mains first installed in the early 1900s. New meters and new service lines will be installed. Public can expect construction-related impacts along Broadway and Jefferson Streets during the project.


Paducah Water is pleased to announce that long-planned work to replace more than three-and-a-half miles of water mains in the Midtown area of Paducah along Broadway and Jefferson Streets will begin on June 12. 

The work, which combines two previously planned infrastructure projects, will replace mains in the area that were first installed during the early 1900s and have a history of breaks and lower hydraulic performance. The effort will also install new water service lines and water meter settings.

The project, which will be carried out by Central Paving and D-Port Directional Drilling and Utilities, LLC, in conjunction with Paducah Water staff, will cost approximately $3.18 million dollars. The project is partially funded with a Cleaner Water Program Grant totaling just over $1.2 million dollars.

The project area will include Jefferson Street from Fountain Ave to Gregory Street, and Broadway from Fountain Ave to North 30th Street. Connections will be constructed along 20th and 24th Streets.

During the construction, residents in the area, and travelers through the area, can expect construction-related impacts including traffic delays. Also, yards and other landscaping may be disturbed during the project.

D-Port Directional Drilling will do its best to minimize the impacts and will restore all of the affected yards and landscaping. Paducah Water will notify residents in the area as the project progresses and when there may be temporary impacts to water service.

“Improving aging and underperforming infrastructure in the Midtown area has long been a goal of ours at Paducah Water,” said Jason Petersen, Paducah Water General Manager. “This project represents PW’s commitment to reinvesting in our infrastructure so our current customers and future generations alike will enjoy the same reliable service.”

For more information about the project, please contact Jacob Northington, Paducah Water’s Engineering Manager and the project’s manager, at or 270-444-5560.

Paducah Water Midtown Project