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
This year's program will include construction of 5 foot sidewalks along Sandra St. between the existing Greenway and Potter Ave. as well as Potter Ave. between Sandra St. and Morgantown Road. These locations are currently in design is complete with construction expected to begin Summer 2019.
Shive Lane Corridor Improvements (2019-03)
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. Construction is estimated to start in Late Summer / Early Fall 2019.
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. Construction expected to begin late Summer.
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. Design is complete and project will bid in August. Construction is expected to start in the fall.
Southwest Parkway Connector (2019-38)
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 phase 1 of this project which includes all design, property acquisition and utility relocation necessary for construction. Design is nearing completion and property acquisition will begin late summer . Construction is currently expected to begin late 2019. The major goals of the project are to improve safety and promote economic development within the South Central Kentucky Industrial Park.
Downtown Square Improvements (2019-20)
This project will include improvements around the downtown square to improve both traffic and pedestrian flow. Improvements to adjacent alley ways such as Capital Alley, Morris Alley, and Heritage Trail are also included. Upgrades include but are not limited to sidewalks, roadways, pedestrian crossings, landscape, bike facilities and parking. The project is progressing very well and is expected to be completed in March of 2020.
FY18 New Sidewalk Program (2018-01)
This year's program includes the construction of approximately 4,200 feet of 5 foot wide sidewalk along sections of Park Street, Kenton Street, Magnolia Street North Lee Drive. Project also includes construction of curb and gutter and installation of various drainage structures. Property acquisition is ongoing. Construction bids were open July 18th and all bids received were over budget. As a result, the project has been postponed and will be rebid Spring 2019.
FY19 New Sidewalk Program (2019-05)
This year's program will include 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. Bids received on Jun 19, 2019 with Infinity Pipeline having low bid. Construction began August 1 on Kenton St.
Pedigo Park Improvements (2020-12)
This project will add asphalt walking paths and sidewalk to Pedigo Park. Bids were received on July 30 2019 with Scotty's Contracting having the lowest bid. Currently Pending Board of Commission approval, project has a completion date of December 20, 2019.
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 will include regrading of an existing basin to capture additional stormwater runoff and the installation of a drywell. The other project will be 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. The McCausland/Rodeo project is nearing completion and the Kenton Street project is in the design phase.
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. Landscaping is anticipated in September.
Rodeo/McCausland Drainage Improvements (2019-51)
This project is a part of the City of Bowling Green’s FY19 Stormwater Mitigation Program. Construction will include but is not limited to basin excavation, approximately 200 linear feet of new storm pipe, drainage structures, sidewalk, curb & gutter, and asphalt street repair.
Last updated on August 27, 2019.
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