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Gov. Beshear announces rehab for Kentucky Ave. in Paducah

PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) -

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear announced on Wednesday, Oct. 29 that a project will rehabilitate a mile of Kentucky Avenue, along the relocation of water, sewer and gas lines that run at a shallow depth beneath the street.

According to Gov. Beshear, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is aiming to put the project out for bids in January.

Meantime, he said the cabinet is working with the local government and the affected utilities to determine the cost and scope of relocations.

The project area is 1.01 miles long, between Kentucky Avenue's intersections with Otis Dinning Drive and Walter Jetton Boulevard.

Gov. Beshear said the plan is to remove the old asphalt and replace it with full-depth concrete pavement. Curbs and gutters would also be built to improve drainage.

“Kentucky Avenue is a main state road that takes people in and out of downtown Paducah. Improvements to the pavement, curbs, gutters, and drainage are important to the citizens who travel it daily,” said Paducah Mayor Gayle Kaler. “I'm proud of the partnership the City of Paducah has with the state in working to keep Paducah's roads safe. The state's improvements to Kentucky Avenue coupled with the work underway by the City to rehabilitate a segment of Broadway will provide much need enhancements to Paducah's infrastructure.”

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