New multi-use sidewalk on Smallhouse Road coming soon

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-The City of Bowling Green is working to provide additional, safe, transportation alternatives. 

They are installing a multi-use path down one side of Smallhouse Road from Ridgecrest Way to Broadway. The project will create wider sidewalks. 

Starting next week, work crews will conduct block by block closures from Barber Way to 13th Avenue on Smallhouse Road. There will be signs to indicate detours. 

The 8-foot path is hoping to make travel safer for pedestrians. 

“We get so many requests for new sidewalks. This is really considered more of a multi-use path. So people who bike can use this as well. We see people walking up and down the road which is so dangerous down through there with the traffic so we do believe it will get a lot of use,” said city engineer Melissa Cansler. 

The closures will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The project is expected to be completed by the end of the year.