BUILD Grant Geotechnical Work Kentucky Leads to Schultz Park Temporary Closure.

To design the BUILD grant’s riverboat landing facility, a portion of Schultz Park will be closed for crews to conduct geotechnical drilling.

A section of Schultz Park along Paducah’s riverfront will be closed to the public for geotechnical crews with Bacon Farmer Workman Engineering & Testing, Inc. to access to the park.

The floodwall opening at the Jefferson Street and Water Street intersection will be closed to the public. However, this work will not affect the parking area facing the Ohio River near the transient boat dock. The public will be able to access those parking spaces and the adjacent park from the floodwall entrance at North Second and Madison streets.

The four geotechnical borings will provide soil data that will be used in the design of the new riverboat landing structure included in Paducah’s Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant award.

Mayor George Bray said, “This geotechnical work is an exciting milestone for the BUILD grant. We are moving from the environmental assessment phase, which has taken significant time due to requirements by the regulatory agencies, to the design phase. We are grateful for the generous BUILD grant funds and look forward to improving the passenger experience for riverboat visitors to downtown Paducah and to enhancing downtown’s transportation elements.”

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