Riverfront crossing project underway in O'boro

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OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) -  Things are beginning to take shape at the $19 million riverfront crossing project in downtown Owensboro.

Riverfront crossing project manager Ted Lolley says the shortcut is much needed in downtown Owensboro.

"We have created a space three times larger than what we had before. It's going to be a space for people to find access from Second Street and the courthouse, as a pathway to the through the riverfront."

Lolley tells 14 News construction on the crossing is heating up.

"We've started to put in the foundations for the concession stand. The clock tower foundation is going to be about 30 feet tall. It's kind of the signature feature that draws you to the center of riverfront crossing."

Construction worker John Pierce has seen a lot of riverfront crossings, and is confident Owensboro's will be one of the best.

"I think everyone enjoy it. I've been to the one in Louisville and that's excellent. It draws quite an attraction and I think the one here in Owensboro will too."

Lolley says the project is on time, and will be completed no later than December of next year.

Work on the fountain is underway too. The designers also created the Bellagio fountains in Las Vegas.

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