COVINGTON, KY - The following are project updates on City roadwork and infrastructure projects:
Annual Resurfacing/Concrete Replacement Work
Project: Roadways within the City are repaired as needed annually. Roadwork is focused in one of 3 geographic sections on a 3 year cycle. This year, all work will be completed in Section 2. Click here to see a map of Section 2. The red highlights indicate which road sections work is being conducted on.
Status: ADA curb ramp work has been completed in the northern part of Section 2 along the streets that are going to be resurfaced. Eaton Asphalt has been awarded the resurfacing contract and plan on having the work completed by the middle of June. Select concrete panel replacement will be done in the southern part of Section 2. This work will also be done within the next 60 days.
Project: Retaining wall collapse on Devou Drive resulted in the roadway being closed to traffic.
Status: Western Avenue and Devou Drive are back open to traffic. The retaining walls have been completed and the final grade work and roadway resurfacing will be completed the week after Memorial Day. This will complete the project.
Project: Improvement of storm water and flooding issues in Peaselburg, and the areas around Ray's Lane and Point Benton. Learn more details here.
Status: Phase I was awarded to Lonkard. The project is nearly complete. Phase II of this project was awarded to Hale Construction. They have begun working and should have their work completed within 60 days. There will be a road closure on Benton Road for a one week time period to accommodate the installation of a new pipe across the road. More details will be sent out once the date of the closure is determined.
Madison Avenue Streetscape
Project: Sidewalk replacement, underground utilities, rain gardens, street trees, and decorative elements (benches/garbage cans/sign posts) along Madison Ave.
Status: This project is essentially complete. City staff are still looking for ways to address lingering issues resulting from basements that extend out under the sidewalk.
6th Street and Scott Boulevard Project
Project: This project will create a gateway at 6th St. and Scott Blvd. to both Madison Ave. and Mainstrasse. Elements of the project will include underground utilities, decorative street lighting, new sidewalks with pavers along the curb line, and mast arm traffic signals.
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. The goal is for construction to start Summer/Fall 2015.
Project: Roadway and sidewalk stabilization.
Status: Geotechnical review complete. Thelen and Woolpert have both been hired to complete the design work together. The design plans are progressing and will be completed this summer.
Highway Avenue Fence
Project: The chain link fence along the north side of Highway Avenue will be replaced with a decorative fence.
Status: The City is currently working with property owner to determine if land can be acquired to link this sidewalk to Riverfront Commons.
Riverfront Commons Phase I
Project: 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. The Western walk from Madison Avenue heading west will be constructed later this year. This includes a path that will go up and over the levee and tie into the sidewalk near the east side of the Brent Spence Bridge.
Russell Street Water Main Replacement Project
Project: The water main under Russell Street from 6th Street to 19th Street is being replaced.
Please contact the City Engineering Dept. at 8599.292.2112 with any questions regarding these projects.