Smoother driving ahead

Crews with state contractor Bluegrass Paving were hard at work today on Madison Pike south of “the bend.”

State making long-awaited fix to Madison Pike problem area

COVINGTON, Ky. - The potholes and chewed-up pavement that have been tormenting drivers just south of “the bend” of Madison Pike will soon be a thing of the past.
Bluegrass Paving Inc., a contractor working for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, is working on the road today, Covington Public Works Director Rick Davis said.
“We’re thrilled to see this,” Davis said. “It’s been a problem area for some time.”
Davis said state highway crews earlier this spring made a temporary fix to the area, which is located in the 2700 block of Madison Avenue south of Holmes High School and north of the Latonia Terrace housing complex. As part of the Ky. 17 route, the road is maintained by the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
“This work looks like it’s going to be a more permanent fix than just filling in a hole,” he said. “That’s good to see.”
Earlier this week, Bluegrass Paving milled and paved some problem areas of Ky. 16 (Winston Highway) near Howard Litzler Drive, Davis said.

A "before" picture.



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