As a result of the rapid growth of the area, the City of Bowling Green has multiple capital improvement projects on-going throughout the year. These projects include sidewalk and street construction as well as building and park construction.
FY19 Annual Street Resurfacing
The Board of Commission recently approved the FY 2020 Street Resurfacing Contract. Scotty's Contracting and Stone was awarded the ~$2,000,000 contract for the City's Street Resurfacing Project which will begin in the Fall of 2018. This program is funded annually through Liquid Fuel Tax revenue received from the state of Kentucky.
Dishman Lane & Industrial Dr. Traffic Signal (2019-09)
The purpose of this project is to provide a new traffic signal and any necessary widening for turn lanes at the intersection of Dishman Lane and Industrial Drive to improve traffic congestion and motorist safety. Design for the new mast arm traffic signal is complete and construction is expected to be begin when equipment is delivered later this Fall.
Neighborhood Roundabout Construction (2019-12)
The purpose of this project is to improve safety and traffic flow at several intersections in Bowling Green. Construction of a single lane roundabout will occur at the intersection of Parkside Drive and Cove Drive as well as the intersection of North Sunrise Dr., Cove Dr., and Wood Way Street. Additionally, the intersection of Crossings Blvd., Crossings Ct., and Chasefield Ave. will be converted from an existing traffic circle to a single lane roundabout. Design is complete and property acquisition is ongoing. Construction is expected to begin this fall pending completion of property acquisition.
Smallhouse Rd. & Campbell Lane Intersection Improvements (2019-14)
This project will extend the turn lanes for the northbound approach of Smallhouse Rd. at Campbell Lane in an effort to reduce the amount of delay motorists currently experience during morning peak hour traffic. Construction has begun with utility relocation and is scheduled to be complete by December 15.
Southwest Parkway Connector (2020-38)
This project will construct two roadways within the South Central Kentucky Industrial Park that will connect Kobe Way to Russellville Road. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has agreed to fund all design, property acquisition, utility relocation, and construction for this project. The major goals of the project are to improve safety and promote economic development within the South Central Kentucky Industrial Park. Scotty's was recently awarded the construction contract and work is scheduled to begin in December.
Shive Lane Corridor Improvements: Phase 1 (2020-06)
This project will improve traffic flow by widening Shive Lane between Scottsville Rd. and Ken Bale Blvd. to a three lane section as well the installation of a right turn lane at Scottsville Road. Other improvements will include new curb, gutter, and storm sewer. Additionally, this project will include design and construction of a single lane roundabout at the intersection of Ken Bale Boulevard to reduce morning and afternoon peak delays motorists currently experience on Shive Lane. The project has been awarded to Scotty's Contracting & Stone, LLC and work has begun with relocation of the waterline. Completion date of May 31, 2020.
Shive Lane Corridor Improvements: Phase 2
In a continued effort to improve traffic flow along the Shive Lane corridor, this project will be a continuation of the work currently taking place between Scottsville Rd. and Ken Bale Boulevard. The next phase of improvements for Shive Lane will begin near the roundabout that will be constructed at the intersection with Ken Bale Blvd. and include widening the roadway to three lanes, installation of curb and gutter, and construction of a similar roundabout at the intersection with Middle Bridge Road. An 8-foot wide multi-use path is also proposed along the west side of the street. Design for this phase is already underway and should be completed by February 2020. Property acquisition and utility relocation should begin soon after design completion with construction currently scheduled to start in Summer 2020.
FY19 New Sidewalk Program (2019-05)
This project has been completed. This year's program included construction of 5 foot sidewalks as well as curb and gutter along portions of Kenton St, Park St, Magnolia St, North Lee St, Sandra St and Potter Ave.
Pedigo Park Improvements (2020-12)
This project will add asphalt walking paths and sidewalk to Pedigo Park. Several connections are being made around the park, with access to the park being added at Auburn Way and Butler Way. Project began on August 31, 2019, with a completion date of December 20, 2019.
Butler Way Sidewalk Rehabilitation (2020-11)
This project will rehabilitate sidewalk and improve drainage along Butler Way from Durbin Drive to Collegeview Street. Construction has begun by J C Brewer Construction with a completion date of March 31, 2020.
FY19 Stormwater Mitigation (2019-04)
Two drainage improvement projects were selected for the FY19 Stormwater Mitigation Program. The first project is near the intersection of Rodeo Lane and McCausland Ave. and includes regrading of an existing basin to capture additional stormwater runoff and the installation of a drywell. This project has recently been completed. The other project is located in the 1200 block of Kenton Street. Numerous drainage improvements are proposed for this location in an effort to alleviate flooding at the intersection of 13th Ave. and the 31W Bypass. Design has recently been completed for the Kenton St. location and acquisition negotiations are occurring with impacted property owners.
Whiskey Run Stormwater Outfall (2018-52)
This project will improve solid waste collection from the Whiskey Run outfall. Scott and Murphy have the contract. New channel lining has been installed. Project is nearing completion.
Last updated on December 10, 2019.
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