Mayfield Receives $600,000 Grant for Bikeway
By West Kentucky Star Staff
MAYFIELD, KY - The City of Mayfield is getting a bikeway.

The city has received a state grant for more than $600,000 to build a multi-use pathway through the city from north to south. The bikeway will be 2.5 miles and will be open to pedestrians, bicyclists, skaters and skateboarders, e-bikes, wheelchairs and battery-powered personal transportation devices such as Segways.

It will begin at the Mayfield-Graves County Fairgrounds in the north part of the city and will extend to the Kess Creek Park in the south.

“We're extremely excited about what this means for the city of Mayfield as well as Graves County,” said Mayfield Mayor Teresa Rochetti-Cantrell.

The grant calls for most of the bikeway to run on protected eight-foot paved pathways along the city's rights-of-way. No additional private property will need to be purchased, so virtually all of the funding will go to infrastructure enhancements and signage.

The grant requires an additional 20 percent match to be made by the city. The mayor and city council have authorized the matching funds, which can be paid either in cash to the project or by “work in kind” toward infrastructure enhancement, administrative costs for preparing contracts for bid and for supervising the construction.

The bikeway is expected to take about 18 months to complete.

Published 10:51 AM, Friday May. 19, 2017
Updated 09:38 PM, Sunday May. 21, 2017

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