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Newport Street Improvements for 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Board of Commissioners and the city administration have heard countless requests in recent years to make repairs to the streets. Following a jump start with $1 million in state funds and an investment of $250,000 from the City’s own 2012-2013 budget, several street projects have been completed over the past two years. These were only the first streets to receive attention and we continue to move forward with an improved replacement and maintenance program.

Projects for 2015 tentatively include work on:

• Eighth Street from Central to Linden
• Dayton Stret from 7th to 9th
• Forrest Street
• Southgate Street
• Thornton Street
• Lindsey Street
• Keturah Street
• Isabella Street
• Patterson Street
• Kentucky Drive
• Mayo Drive
• Bluegrass Avenue
• Laycock Lane (*Update: work may be postponed, utility work in the area may be pending)
• Riddle Place (*Update: work may be postponed, utility work in the area may be pending)
• Riverboat Row
• Pavilion Parkway
• Churchill Drive

Road projects can cause temporary inconveniences and some frustration for residents who live near the projects. But the benefits are worth it once the dust settles. We ask for your patience and cooperation as we make these much-needed repairs that will make your daily travels much easier once the job is complete, improve accessibility for our emergency vehicles, and will even have a positive impact on your property values.

Residents of streets scheduled for repair will receive notice from the City before projects begin. The City and our contractors will work diligently to minimize inconveniences and wait times and we appreciate your patience and planning ahead to allow a little extra travel time during these projects.

We continue to make plans in coordination with the Water District as they work to improve services to our residents. As always, we seek input from residents on the various city programs and projects. If you feel a street should be added to the repair list, please send your comments to bholiday@newportky.gov or call 292-3666. Staff and the city engineer will review the street and continue to work to establish a priority schedule.

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