The Department of Public Works is a 57-person organization (with 1 part-time and 4 interns) dedicated to maintaining the 264 miles of city streets, 40 miles of storm sewers, 645 stormwater injection wells and sinkholes, 120 miles of sidewalk, 23 traffic signals and 419 city vehicles and major pieces of equipment.
Our mission is to safely, efficiently and professionally enhance the quality of life for citizens of Bowling Green.
Address: 1011 College St
Hours: 7:30am - 4:30pm
This is a multi-phase project to improve traffic flow and pedestrian safety along the Shive Lane corridor. Improvements include the addition of a two-way left turn lane, installation of curb and gutter, sidewalk, and storm sewer. These projects also include construction of single lane roundabouts at the intersections of Ken Bale Blvd. and Middle Bridge Road in order to minimize morning and afternoon peak delays motorists currently experience at these locations.
The City maintains approximately 278 miles of streets and street conditions are surveyed annually by an outside consultant. The total number of lane miles to be resurfaced will vary from year to year and depends largely on the cost of asphalt, as well as existing conditions.
Every year, the Board of Commissioners approve approximately $400,000 - $500,000 annually, allowing construction of approximately 1 mile of new sidewalk. After evaluation all new sidewalk requests, the Public Works department will construct these sidewalks, as funds permit.
This streetscape project will keep the historical integrity of the downtown area and provide an opportunity for future generations to enjoy downtown Bowling Green.
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