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You'll Probably Like How Nice Taylor Creek Overlook Park Will Be After Construction

It might not be till the spring of 2016, but when it's finished, the Taylor Creek Overlook Park will be worth the wait, if these new renderings are any indication.

While only renderings, these images show the ultimate goal of the project, a $3.8 million effort to fix substantial deterioration at the site, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, as reported this week by The River City News.

“This structure has exhibited substantial deterioration of the last several years,” said Rob Hans, Chief District Engineer for Department of Highways District 6, in Covington.  “Severe erosion around the outlet of the culvert has also occurred, requiring modifications to the culvert’s discharge location.  When the project is complete, it will stabilize and improve the river bank area, allowing opportunities to the City of Newport for future use of the area.”

Sunesis Construction Company, of West Chester, Ohio was awarded the contract.

Beginning Monday, Feb. 9, Riverboat Row will be closed to through vehicular traffic, bicycles and pedestrians between the Chart House Restaurant and Joe’s Crab Shack Restaurant. The intersection of Riverboat Row and Dave Cowans Drive (KY 8) will remain open at Riviera Drive, but traffic will not be able to enter to Riverboat Row. Traffic will be able to access to Joe’s Crab Shack Restaurant and Comfort Suites Hotel, but not beyond those entrances. Traffic access for the Chart House Restaurant will be provided through the Newport “Port of Entry.”

The contractor has 205 working days to complete the project, with an anticipation completion date of spring 2016.  Completion of the project is dependent on the fluctuating Ohio River levels.  Riverboat Row will be closed to through traffic for the majority of the project. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will have signage in place to maintain access to all businesses. 

These designs are by PLACE Workshop in Cincinnati.

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