Madison Pike through part of Latonia will be reduced to one lane for about two weeks as Public Works crews from the City of Covington work to temporarily fix a corroded driving surface. The work started on June 5.
The road, which is a state route, is on the radar of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet for a major resurfacing project, but with the date of that project yet to be set, Covington wanted to give drivers some relief, Public Works Director Keith Bales said.
Rather than just filling potholes, crews from the department’s Right of Way Division are milling entire sections of the road surface and then laying a new surface using a cold planer.
Bales said the patch-paving repairs are more substantial than just filling holes, but they aren’t the permanent solution to the persistent potholes—that will come with the state project later.
City crews will spend about a week on the northbound side, from about Birch Avenue to Madison Court just north of the 90-degree bend. Then they’ll move to the southbound side.