Work continues on a road stabilization project on Ashland Avenue and Rt. 18/Carpenter Drive in Covington.
All paved travel lanes on Carpenter Drive, where road stabilization work will occur, were closed Monday.
The only route through the immediate area is using the temporary gravel road which will require reduced speed and heavy construction traffic due to deliveries.
Due to the reduced line of sight for personal use vehicles (non-commercial/industrial), other routes are strongly advised for safety.
As a reminder, Rayon Bridge has a posted weight limit of 20 tons for small trucks and 32 tons for large trucks and should only be used by personal use vehicles and light weight work vehicles. Questions can be directed to the city manager’s office by calling (540) 965-6300.
The Covington Emergency Dispatch Center can assist with reporting road hazards, answering transportation questions or providing information related to Covington roads. Call (540) 965-6333 or email at email@example.com. Communication officers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Updates on this project will be given to local media for distribution when it becomes available.
South Carpenter Drive was undermined after heavy rains in June, forcing city officials to close the road.
Workers are required to repair destabilization to Ashland Avenue before repairs begin on South Carpenter Drive.
Work is expected to take 7-11 weeks, depending on weather conditions.
Work to repair a section of roadway on South Carpenter Drive and Ashland Avenue in Covington continues Monday. All paved travel lanes on Carpenter Drive, where road stabilization work will take place, were closed Monday. (Gavin Dressler Photo)
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