Sidewalk Improvements Begin in Latonia; Work in South Covington Continues

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COVINGTON -Beginning today, Monday, March 24, 2014, sidewalk construction begins in Latonia. 
Prus Construction, the contractor awarded the project, will replace the sidewalks with the lowest condition rating within Latonia, based on a City-wide assessment of sidewalks that was conducted by NKAPC in partnership with the City. The assessment prioritizes sidewalks with significant tree root damage, cracking, and crumbling.


Some residents may need to seek temporary alternative parking arrangements if their driveway abuts the immediate work area. Both the City and Prus appreciate resident's patience and cooperation as the improvements are made. The new concrete will take up to five days to cure.


The Latonia portion of the project is estimated to be completed during early summer, pending weather conditions. Prus's contract also included work on sidewalks in South Covington, where construction initially began in November. Due to weather delays after a particularly harsh winter, construction is expected to be completed in South Covington in May.


The focus on improving sidewalks in the five year Community Investment Plan culminated from citizen requests as well as the City's commitment to being a walkable community and improving property values.


The Community Investment Plan, which was adopted by the City Commission in June of 2013, will invest more than $30 million in infrastructure improvements alone over the next five years. The City's Community Services Division kicked off its $2.4 million sidewalk replacement project in South Covington in November of 2013. The project is just one of the $72 million Community Investment Plan projects planned over the next five years.


Please see the map for the exact target area within Latonia.