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.
FY20 Annual Street Resurfacing
Asphalt plant has opened back up for the season after being closed for winter. Contract was awarded to Scotty’s Contracting and Stone, LLC in October of 2019 and has a completion date of June 1, 2020. The Overlay Program fired back up the Second week of March and as of April 8th, 2020 the contract is approximately 35% complete. Street preparation has begun and Cynthia Lynn Drive was completed. As of 04/01/2020 there were 60 days remaining in the contract and approximately 15 miles of paving yet to be completed. The contract is on schedule for completion at this time.
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 early 2020 pending completion of property acquisition.
Southwest Parkway Connector (2020-28)
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. Utility relocation began in January and roadway construction will follow directly after the relocation has been completed.
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. Waterline relocation has been completed and storm sewer installation has been completed. Contractor has now began to box out along Shive Lane. Other contractors are on project to install curb and gutter, and complete installation of storm structures. The traffic pattern on Ken Bale Blvd has been modified to accommodate construction of roundabout. The expected completion date is 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.
Butler Way Sidewalk Rehabilitation (2020-11)
This project rehabilitated sidewalk and improved drainage along Butler Way from Durbin Drive to Collegeview Street. Construction by J C Brewer Construction is almost complete with stormwater infrastructures, sidewalk and curb and gutter. Project will be complete by April 15, 2020.
WKU Bikeway Section 2
This is a grant funded (with a local match) project to complete the bikeway that is to ultimately extend from Creason St. at University Blvd. to Parks and Recreation at 3rd Avenue. WKU completed Section 1 from Creason St. to Alumni Drive several years ago. The second section will include rehabilitation of existing sidewalk, curb, gutter along Center Street, additional streetscape, various bike lanes and signage/striping changes through the downtown to 3rd Ave. Scott & Murphy was awarded the project and began construction late January.
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.
City Building Projects
New Fire Station Construction (2020-08)
Construction will have a duration of 365 calendar days. Currently installing piping and doing dirt work.
Last updated on April 27, 2020.
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