Some Access to Noble Park Lake Restricted
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH, KY - Access to areas near the Noble Park Lake could be restricted on your next visit.
The city of Paducah says the southern end of the lake will be restricted at times over the next several weeks to facilitate the second phase of work to stabilize the lake banks.
During the project, the gate that gives vehicles access to the road along the east side of the lake will be closed from 8 pm until 6 am. The main park gates and the park’s outer loop road will remain open during normal park hours.
The level of the lake was recently lowered to expose the retaining wall that was installed in 2014. During overnight hours, the contractor will be sandblasting the sheet metal of that wall, so they can apply two coats of protective epoxy to increase its life expectancy.
In addition to work on the existing retaining wall, an additional 600 feet of steel sheet piling with a concrete cap and epoxy coating will be installed along the south and west bank of the lake.
This week the contractor will install orange construction fencing on the southwest side of the lake to create a staging area and restrict access to the project area for the next several months.
The City Commission approved a $242,980 contract with Youngblood Excavating & Contracting for this phase of the project. Phase I was completed in 2014.