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City Seeks Applications for Project Engineer

JOIN OUR TEAM! The City is currently seeking a Project Engineer to join our Department of Public Improvements. Job Title: Project Engineer  Department: Department of Public Improvements Salary: $73,499.00 - $97,688.00 (DOQ) SUMMARY Under the general supe...

New software to help residents interact with City Hall

COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington is installing a new software program that will make it easier for residents to report potholes, crumbling curbs, faulty street lights, fallen tree branches and other public infrastructure problems.   The Covington City Commission voted 5-0 tonight to contract with a c...

Crews slaying invasive plants along Licking River trail

COVINGTON, Ky. – Hikers along the Licking River Greenway & Trail should be alert for chain saws and chemicals as work crews begin eradicating invasive and unwanted bushes and plants.  A contractor hired by the City of Covington, Groundwork Cincinnati, began work today, May 1, on the s...

Suspension Bridge to open this evening

COVINGTON, Ky. - The wait is over: The newly repaired Roebling Suspension Bridge between Covington and Cincinnati will open later today, four days ahead of schedule.   Mostly.   The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet told City of Covington officials this morning that the upstream walkway and ...

Wayman Branch Road repaired, to re-open Wednesday

(PHOTO CAPTION: Covington Public Works employees smooth out an emergency fix of Wayman Branch Road.) COVINGTON, Ky. - Road crews were finishing up the emergency repair of Wayman Branch Road in South Covington on Wednesday with the road expected to re-open by the end of the work day.   ...

Rain delays Latonia Avenue reconstruction

COVINGTON, Ky. - The long-awaited reconstruction of Latonia Avenue will be delayed by the recent rain.   The contractor for the project, Riegler Blacktop, notified the City this week that complications from the wet weather will push back the anticipated start date of the project about two weeks...

New contract kicks summer repaving program into high gear

COVINGTON, Ky. - Get ready for the smell of fresh asphalt.   The City of Covington’s annual repaving program should begin in mid-May and finish within three months, thanks to a contract approved Tuesday night by the City Commission.   The Commission voted 5-0 to contra...

Covington agreement clears way for emergency radio tower

COVINGTON, Ky. - A digital radio tower that enables police, fire and other first responders to communicate during emergencies in the northern part of Kenton County will be built in a wooded area on the edge of Devou Park, replacing the nearby tower that was damaged by a storm and torn down last Augu...

Wayman Branch Road to close for emergency repair

COVINGTON, Ky. - A section of Wayman Branch Road - which links Ky. 16 and Ky. 17 south of Pioneer Park - will be closed for three days beginning Monday for emergency repair.   Water draining down the hill from the north has undercut the road bed, creating a deep crack along the center line and ...

Latonia Avenue reconstruction to begin week of April 30

COVINGTON, Ky. - The teeth-rattling drive on Latonia Avenue is about to get better.   Weather permitting, the long-awaited second phase of the reconstruction of the heavily traveled city street will kick off the week beginning April 30, Covington’s Public Works Department announced today....
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