Roadwork & Infrastructure Update


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

Licking River Levee Stabilization

Project: The City has been monitoring a landslide along the Licking River Levee near the dead end section of 21st Street.

Status: Geo Solutions was hired to stabilize the landslide and has completed their portion of the work.  Phase II plans are being developed so that restoration of the levee and construction of the Licking River Greenway Trail on top of the levee can begin in June. 

Annual Resurfacing

Project: The City is divided into 3 geographic areas. Each year, streets are prioritized in the area of focus based on the pavement rating, the amount of traffic, and coordination with the various underground utility companies. As part of this work, the corresponding curb ramps are also replaced to bring them up to current ADA standards.

Status: The City is in area 3 of the 3 year paving rotation. The resurfacing work will take place in Latonia and half of South Covington. Work has begun and will be completed by June.  There is also concrete replacement that is taking place in South Covington.

North Covington Sidewalks

Project: Following the sidewalk replacement projects that were done in Latonia and South Covington, the City will be 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 begun and the crews are making good progress on the removal of all trip hazards over 3/4 inches.  Concrete replacement will start early in June.

Riverfront Commons  

Project: This project will improve the 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 design plans are currently being reviewed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. The City is also working with design consultants to determine what other amenities can be incorporated into the design or planned for at a later date.  The Western Walk from Madison Avenue heading west will begin construction this year. This will include a path that will go up and over the levee and tie into the sidewalk near the east side of the Brent Spence Bridge.    

6th St. and Scott Blvd. Gateway

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, and new sidewalks with pavers along the curb line.

Status: Currently in design phase to form a plan to create a gateway between Madison and Mainstrasse. Design plans are 99% complete. As soon as they are finalized the project will begin construction. 

Riverside Drive

Project: Roadway and sidewalk stabilization.

Status: Design work has been completed. Plans need to be approved by the United States Army Corps of Engineers and will then be ready to go out to bid for construction.

Highway Avenue Fence

Project: The chain link fence along the north side of Highway Avenue will be replaced with a decorative fence and the sidewalk will be extended to tie in with Riverfront Commons.

Status: The City is soliciting quotes for the design work that will be needed.

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 3rd St. toward Madison Ave. Improvements include new pedestrian lighting, widening of sidewalks, and landscaping.

Status: Design work is set to begin this spring. Construction will begin next year at this time at the very latest.

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 is set to begin this spring. Construction on both will begin next year at this time at the very latest.