Roadwork & Infrastructure Update

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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: There was a substantial landslide on the flood levee along the Licking River near the dead end section of 21st Street.

Status: The levee has been fully stabilized and the levee only needs to be seeded for the project to be considered complete.  The restoration of the Licking River Greenway Trail on top of the levee has also been completed.   

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 will start early the first of November. 

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 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.  The Western Walk from Madison Avenue heading west will begin construction this year.    

6th 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: Design plans are ready and the project will go out to bid for construction this year.   

Riverside Drive

Project: Roadway and sidewalk stabilization.

Status: Design work has been completed and the project will go out to bid for construction this year. 

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 and has requested grant funding to cover the design fees.

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 has begun and construction will occur in 2017. 

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.