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Brookport Bridge closed for work on underpass

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BROOKPORT, IL (KFVS) - If your commute takes you across the Brookport Bridge, you'll have to find a new route.

Starting on July 8, the bridge will be closed as crews start work on an underpass that will connect two sections of the Greenway Trail in Paducah.

The project is expected to take about three weeks. The contractor will have 21 consecutive days to install the 52-foot long lighted underpass at U.S. 45X, according to the City of Paducah.

In September 2013, the City of Paducah approved a $672,502 contract for the construction of about 1.2 miles of a concrete pedestrian and bicycle trail on the city’s floodwall levee between the Skatepark at Noble Park and U.S. 45 behind the Smoke Shop.

This trail phase involves crossing Cairo Road (KY305) with signs and pavement markings to alert the trail-users and drivers as well as a pedestrian underpass to be constructed at U.S. 45. The underpass involves trail-users taking a path off the floodwall levee, traveling the short underpass, and then going back up onto the levee. Retaining walls will be on either end of the underpass as you go up and down the levee.

Once it is finished, Paducah will have more than four miles of walking trails.

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