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Below is a list of project updates on Covington roadwork and infrastructure projects. For any additional information please contact the Covington Engineering Department at 859.292.2112.

North Covington Sidewalks

Project: The City will be removing all of the trip hazards and replacing the worst sections of sidewalks along the most heavily traveled areas in the northern part of the City.

Status: A complete inventory was taken. The trip hazard removal work has been completed.  The concrete replacement on the worst sections has begun as well and the contractor is making good progress. 

Riverfront Commons  

Project: This project will improve Covington's Riverfront along the Ohio River from the base of Greenup Street, west to Route 8.

Status: The City was awarded $3.9 million in grant funds to put towards the project. The City has received the permit from the United States Army Corps of Engineers. The City has adopted a plan to provide amenities above and beyond the base plan.  These additions need to be incorporated into the base plan before it goes out to bid. This should happen in 2017. Construction of the Western Walk from Madison Avenue heading west will begin in May or June and a groundbreaking ceremony will be held at that time.        

Sixth St. and Scott Blvd. Gateway

Project: This project will create a clear connection between the Central Business District and Mainstrasse.  Elements of the project will include underground utilities, decorative street lighting, and new sidewalks with pavers along the curb line.

Status: The construction bids came in high for this project. The City is working through potential options on how to keep this project moving forward.     

Riverside Drive

Project: Roadway and sidewalk stabilization.

Status: The construction contract has been awarded and the construction will begin as soon as the City is confident the River levels won’t rise.   

Rivercenter Blvd. Reconstruction

Project: The City received an 80/20 matching grant from OKI for street resurfacing and other improvements to 1100 feet of Rivercenter Blvd. from West Third St. toward Madison Ave. Improvements include new pedestrian lighting, widening of sidewalks, and landscaping.

Status: Design work has begun and construction will occur in 2017, sometime after July. 

Latonia Avenue Reconstruction

Project: The City received an 80/20 matching grant from OKI for street and sidewalk reconstruction of Latonia Ave. from Southern Ave. to just east of West 36th St.

Status: Design work has begun and construction will happen in 2017 sometime after July.

Licking River Greenway                                                                                                            

Project:  A paved trail will be constructed that will run from Eighth Street to Clayton Meyer Park.   

Status: Phases II and III of the Licking River Greenway will be advertised as soon as the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet gives the City the final approval.