|Update on Travel Impacts Due to Emergency Roadway Repairs in Covington|
(Editor's note: the following is a news release from the city manager's office in Covington.)
Covington, VA (July 15, 2020) - Construction addressing issues for S. Carpenter Drive and Ashland Avenue. will commence on Monday, July 20, 2020. The City has worked with its City Engineer through CHA and VDOT to develop a maintenance of traffic plan for moving traffic through this area. A temporary lane will be constructed for commercial traffic passing through and non-commercial traffic is strongly encouraged to cross over Rayon Bridge. Mobilization for the temporary commercial traffic lanes is actively underway and this portion of construction will take several days to complete.
Once the slope stabilization construction begins on S. Carpenter Drive, the project is estimated to take up to 7 to 11 weeks depending on weather conditions. Work will be performed six days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in this area.
After the work is complete on S. Carpenter Ave., the City will also be working to address the destabilization of slopes impacting the roadway on Mallow Road and Edgemont Drive over the next several months. Updates on the emergency roadwork sites and traffic impacts each may create will be provided as they become available.
As always the City encourages residents and businesses that encounter road hazards to report them to the Cityâ€™s Emergency Dispatch Center. Our Communication Officers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling (540) 965-6333 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions and/or concerns relating to these emergency repairs and traffic impacts can be directed to City Managerâ€™s office by calling 540-965-6300.