Covington is seeking grant funding to carry out improvements to the Jackson Street area of the city.
The city is seeking the funding from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development in the form of a Community Development Block Grant.
Block grants benefit neighborhoods with low-to-moderate incomes.
The city is planning for a project that would run along Jackson Street from South Byrd Avenue to South Lee Avenue.
The project calls for 1,200 feet of new sidewalk and paving.
Pedestrian crosswalks along the northern and southern sides of Byrd, Stewart and Lee will be stamped to create an appearance of brick.
Drainage improvements would also be included in the project. Drainage ditches would include rock lining and drop inlets to prevent water from running across Jackson Street.
Approximately 1,600 feet of drainage pipe will be laid along a railroad line that runs parallel to Jackson Street. The piping will prevent water from standing in areas of the southern portion of the project.
For more information, contact the Covington Department of Public Works at 965-6321 or 965-6322.
Covington City Council will hold a public hearing on the Community Development Block Grant grant via Zoom on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 6 p.m.
The city of Covington is planning improvements to the Jackson Street area through a Community Development Block Grant. City council will hold a public hearing on the grant on Tuesday, Feb. 2. (Gavin Dressler Photo)
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