Roadworks Update:Projects and Road Closures September 2014

State Road Closures Affecting Covington: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has recently posted the following Road Closure Notices for State Routes:

•             KY 16 (James Avenue) – A pavement repairs and resurfacing project will begin on KY 16 (James Avenue) in Kenton County on Monday, September 8, 2014.   Work will occur between 30st Street and KY 17 (Madison Avenue).   Motorists should exercise caution and watch for lane closures, traffic control devices, flaggers, construction personnel and equipment entering and leaving the work zone.

•             Beginning Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 8 PM until Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 6 AM, James Avenue will be closed between East 31st Street and Eastern Avenue.

•             Northbound KY 16 traffic wishing to use James Avenue will be directed to turn left onto KY 3070 (Howard Litzler Drive). Traffic will then turn right onto KY 17 (Madison Pike) and proceed north. The detour will end at the intersection of KY 17 (Madison Avenue) and KY 16 (James Avenue).   Local traffic only will be provided access to James Avenue from this point.

•             Traffic wishing to proceed South on James Avenue will be directed to go South on KY 17 (Madison Avenue) and turn left onto KY 3070 (Howard Litzler Drive). The detour will end at KY 16 (Winston Avenue). Local traffic wishing to access James Avenue will then turn left onto North KY 16 (Winston Avenue).


City Roadwork Updates


Devou Wall

Retaining wall collapse on Devou Drive resulted in the roadway being closed to traffic.

Status:  Construction on reparation of the wall has begun. The goal is to fully repair the wall by the end of the year. Roadway will have to remain closed until construction is completed for safety reasons.


Peaselburg Basins

Learn more details here

Status: Bids have been received and recommendations will be taken to Commission next week.




Southern/Latonia Reconstruction

Status: Project Complete


Caroline Underpass

Status: The project is complete and the roadway is now open. The sidewalk is still closed on the west side of Caroline Avenue until the new railing can be installed.


Lake Park Drive

Roadway reconstruction

Status: Project complete.



Sidewalk replacement, underground utilities, rain gardens, street trees, decorative benches/garbage cans/sign posts).

Status: Project complete. One outstanding structure issue under one segment of sidewalk is being addressed.


Sidewalk Repairs

A city-wide project and schedule to improve sidewalks throughout the City.

Status: the South Covington and Latonia section is nearing completion.  City staff is working on the bid documents for the northern part of the City.


Eastern Avenue Slide

The existing tie back walls will be extended to correct the slide that continues to worsen near Meiken Field.

Status: Project complete   


Madison Avenue 4th and 5th Streetscape

Underground utilities and sidewalk replacement on the east side of Madison between Tobacco Alley and 5th Street.

Status: Project complete.  Area on east side of Madison between 4th and Tobacco Alley will be next phase we concentrate on. 


Mobile Home Park Demo/Grading

The items remaining on the mobile home site will be removed and the site will be regraded.

Status: Project complete


6th Street and Scott Boulevard Project

This project will create a gateway at 6th and Scott Boulevard to both Madison Avenue and Mainstrasse.

Status: Currently in design phase to form a plan to create a gateway between Madison and Mainstrasse.  This phase is progressing well.  The project will include underground utilities and sidewalk replacement. Construction will likely start Spring 2015.


Pike Street Triangle

Sidewalk and aesthetic improvements to the corner of Pike and 8th Street.

Status: Project complete.


Riverside Drive

Roadway and sidewalk stabilization project.  Geotechnical review complete.

Status: Next step will be to hire a firm to design the fix based on the geotechnical report that was received.


Highway Avenue Fence

The chain link fence along the north side of Highway Avenue will be replaced with a decorative fence.

Status: Working with property owner to determine if land can be acquired to link this sidewalk to Riverfront Commons.


Riverfront Commons Phase I

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

Status: Woolpert, Inc. was selected as the design engineer for the project and is actively working on the plans.  Pieces of the project could be constructed later this year.