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Landscaping Work to Begin on Martin Luther King Boulevard

From the City of Covington:

A landscape design that includes at least twelve species of flora and fauna is set to be implemented on the median property along the State route MLK Jr. Blvd/12th Street, starting this week.

The project team, including Tepe Environmental Services and SECO Electric, has already sprayed for weeds to prepare the area. The project is paid for with funds from the County and Municipal Road Aid Bond that was previously allocated to the City. Last year, the State completed its rehabilitation and expansion project that converted the two-lane road into a four-lane thoroughfare from the interstate to Scott Street. 

During the project, there may be times when one lane of traffic is closed but traffic will be maintained in every direction at all times. Most of the work will be conducted on the median itself.

"This is a major gateway into our city so hopefully the landscaping will bring some relief to the heavy concrete and pavement along this road and make it more pleasing to both pedestrians and vehicles," said City Engineer Mike Yeager.

The area will also have electrical outlets that can be used for lights during holidays and other events.

This project is part of a general effort to try to make Covington City gateways more aesthetically appealing to both residents and visitors.