ROAD CONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATES

Ridge Road, West Orchard Road, & Coleman Avenue

The City has contracted with Riegler Blacktop for construction work on West Orchard Road, Ridge Road, and Coleman Avenue. The project includes new storm sewer, water main and water service replacement, and complete road reconstruction on Ridge Road and West Orchard Road. Coleman Avenue will have the top 3-4 inches of asphalt replaced along with any needed sidewalk replacements. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to improve some of our oldest city streets.

UPDATE: October 2020 – Storm Sewer and Waterline work were completed as planned. West Orchard should have all sidewalk and sod restored by the second or third week in October.  A conflict with the gas main on Ridge Road has caused the street reconstruction to be delayed for several months.  We expect the gas work to be complete in the first week of October and the road work to be started as soon as possible after the gas work.

Highland Avenue, Oak Street, & Anthony Lane – COMPLETE

Concrete Street Repairs – Deauville Court, Ana Jo Lane, Grace Avenue, & Cook Book Lane 

Sections of these streets will be replaced / repaired with new concrete. Work is scheduled to be complete by the end of October.

Beechwood Road Sidewalk Near Railroad Crossing 

The City has identified a need to construct the missing link of sidewalk between Mercury Avenue (on the Grandview Tavern side) and across from the entrance to Fort Mitchell Place Condominiums. Previous grant applications were not successful, but the city will continue to apply for grants as they become available. This short project is surprisingly complex with design challenges. The overall concept includes a 5-feet wide sidewalk with ADA compliant curb ramps, curb and gutter enhancements, and other improvements including relocating the existing guardrail and improving the existing retaining walls.

Bromley-Crescent Springs Road 

Section one of the Bromley-Crescent Springs Road project is currently in the design stage. After collecting community input, the preferred alternative was selected by the City of Fort Mitchell, City of Crescent Springs, and Kenton County Fiscal Court in the Fall of 2015; however, due to major geotechnical constraints, the initial estimate for the preferred alignment was found to be over the allotted grant budget. Working with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), Kenton County Fiscal Court asked GRW Engineering to develop an alternative which meets the original scope and budget for the project.

Kenton County Judge Executive Kris Knochelmann presented an update on the Bromley-Crescent Springs Road Project during the April 2, 2018 City Council Meeting.

UPDATE: The project was bid out in September 2020. Construction could take up to 24 months to complete.

Five-Year Road Plan

The City has a five-year street plan which is used to comprehensively analyze infrastructure replacement needs and uses the funds collected from the road tax to objectively address those needs. Every two years street conditions are reassessed and the list is re-evaluated. The street plan is used for planning purposes and may change after the two-year evaluation based on road conditions and needs at the time.

Resurfacing projects consist of removing and replacing the top 2 inches of asphalt to give a new riding surface. These projects are typically completed in a 2-4 week time frame.

Reconstruction projects are more extensive and include removing existing pavement and constructing brand new curbs, asphalt, and so on…these projects are typically completed in a 2-3 month time frame.

2020-21

  • Highland Avenue Resurfacing & Concrete Repairs (Dixie Highway to Longmeadow) – COMPLETE
  • Oak Street Resurfacing & Concrete Repairs – COMPLETE
  • Anthony Lane Resurfacing & Concrete Repairs – COMPLETE
  • Ridge Road Reconstruction (St. Johns Road to End)
  • West Orchard Road Reconstruction (Dixie Highway to Iris Road)
  • Coleman Avenue Resurfacing (All)
  • Watch Hill Road Reconstruction (All)
  • Ana Jo Lane Partial Reconstruction (Sections as needed)
  • Grace Avenue Partial Reconstruction (Sections as needed)
  • Deauville Court (Entrance Repair)
  • Cook Book Lane Partial Reconstruction (Sections as needed)

 2021-22

  • Requardt Lane Reconstruction (All)
  • Virginia Avenue Resurfacing (All)
  • Cornell Avenue Reconstruction (#7 to Superior Drive)

2022-23 & 2023-24

The priority of these streets has not been set yet:

  • Beechwood Road (Grandview Drive to R/R Crossing)
  • Cherrywood Drive (Fortside Circle to Diane Lane)
  • Harvard Drive (All)
  • Huckleberry Hill (Dixie Highway to End)
  • Plantation Drive (Orphanage Road to End)
  • St. Johns Road Resurfacing (Ridge Road to End)

Other Street Needs/Studies
Royal Drive – Reconstruction needed. Awaiting possible realignment of the street with redevelopment of the Drawbridge Inn property