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Barges for Riverfront Project Halted for Now

city paducah 300PADUCAH, Ky. (8/28/13) – The City of Paducah Engineering-Public Works Department contacted MAC Construction and Excavating, Inc. last night regarding the barges that have been used to transport the tons of stone for the City’s Riverfront Redevelopment Project.

Engineering-Public Works Director Rick Murphy has directed MAC to release the barges from the project to prevent the City from accruing a $6000 per day charge to reserve the barges for potential work following the completion of the installation of 316,550 tons of stone as outlined in the contract. The contractor met that contracted amount on August 22.
 
At last night’s Commission meeting, a change order to add 80,000 tons of stone to the project at a cost of $800,000 was set to be introduced. This estimated amount would bring the project to a more desirable elevation. After meeting in closed session for more than two hours, with a four to one vote, the Commission decided not to move forward on the change order. This decision does not stop the project; however, it gives the City additional time to determine the best path moving forward with the contractor on creating the land mass. Work by MAC is continuing on the installation of the 12, 36-inch diameter steel pilings that will provide the support structure for the gangway that will lead to a transient dock.
 
Also, last night the Commission approved allowing MAC to use the concrete slab from the former Executive Inn as fill material. The use of the estimated 1460 tons of concrete from the slab prepares the former Executive Inn site for the future since any future use would require the removal of the slab.
 
Murphy also is working on scaling back the project components in the next phase to reduce the project’s total estimated cost. The next phase includes the finishing of the breakwater with approximately four feet of soil, greenery, and walkways to make it a park atmosphere, the construction of a transient dock and gangway, and the construction of a marina services building and fuel components.
 
The City has a $4.49 million contract with MAC for the installation rock for the mass fill project to create the bump-out or breakwater adjacent to Schultz Park and the installation of the 12 guide structures/pilings to support a future gangway. Once the fill is in place, it will need to settle for nine to 12 months before further work can commence.
 
The majority of mass fill and steel piling phase of the riverfront project is funded by a $2.97 million Neighborhood Initiative Project Grant by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The City has additional grant money that is specific to the next phase of the project. For more information about the Riverfront Redevelopment Project, visit www.paducahky.gov.  
 
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