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This page contains information relating to ongoing work being completed by the City of Covington. 


Large Road Widening Project Underway North of Interstate 20 in Covington

A $10.6 million road widening project began in December, 2016 and will take approximately three years to complete. The work will start at exit 93 on Interstate 20 and extend to Sims Chapel Road on State Route 142. Work will also be done from Harland Drive to Avenue of Champions on Alcovy Road.

 

“The Georgia Department of Transportation is anticipating a tremendous amount of growth in that particular area of Covington and are being proactive in addressing possible future road needs,” Said City of Covington Transportation Manager Ken Swain. “This is a large project spanning nearly two miles and we are looking forward to working with GDOT to help bring these improvements to life.”

 

The project will include widening State Route 142 from two lanes to four and replacing the CSX railroad bridge. According to GDOT, these improvements will create additional vehicular capacity that will improve mobility, reduce the frequency of traffic accidents and reduce congestion. The work is also aimed at enhancing economic development opportunities.

 

The City of Covington has both overhead and underground utilities and will have a working relationship with GDOT and the contractor for the duration of the work. This project is part of GDOT’s Statewide Transportation Improvement Program designed to help improve corridors of the state with burgeoning growth. Motorists should exercise caution and patience while construction is underway.​

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City of Covington Continues to Improve Connectivity; 

​​Completes Phase One of Sidewalk Project

 

The City of Covington is currently completing phase one of a three phase sidewalk project. Stretching from the Covington Crossing shopping center on Highway 278, the current phase will end at the Turner Lake roundabout.

“The City of Covington has been working on connectivity for decades now and this is a key part of our plan,” said City of Covington transportation manager Ken Swain.

Phase one calls for 1,000 feet of sidewalk that is 60 inches wide and will cost approximately $85,000 to complete. The City of Covington is responsible for $35,000 with the remaining $50,000 being paid for by a Georgia Department of Transportation grant. Work is scheduled to be complete by Dec. 31, 2016.

The concept for phases two and three are awaiting approval by the City Council, but would connect the Turner Lake roundabout sidewalk to Washington Street.

“We are seeing a shift in the way people travel,” Swain said. “More and more people are using alternate means of transportation like bicycles and walking. These sidewalks will play an integral role in safely helping pedestrians on their journeys.”​


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Indian Creek Subdivision Work:

Indian Creek Subdivision Residents:

 We, the City of Covington, have enjoyed serving Indian Creek residents power and natural gas for more than 30 years.   I want to reach out to Indian Creek residents to make you aware of upcoming work in your area.  Although we have replaced parts of our system in your area periodically on an as-needed basis, we want to update our power and natural gas distribution systems on Pinecrest Drive and Indian Creek Circle.  

 For natural gas, our contractor will replace our main line around Indian Creek Circle.   Once the new main line is installed, our crews will be converting individual service lines to the new main line.   We will contact you in advance when your service is ready to be converted.  We are striving to complete this work by mid-January, 2017.

 

For our power lines, we will be replacing poles along Pinecrest Drive.   We will do this work with our own line crews.   To complete this work, our trucks will be set up in the road for a few hours at each location.  While partially blocking the road, we will direct drivers through the work area safely.   Individual services may experience a short service interruption.   Should a service interruption be required, you will be notified prior to the interruption.  We should complete all power pole replacements by February, 2017. 

 As always, yours and our safety takes precedence every day.    Thank you for your patience during our improvement period

If you have any questions please call 770-385-2027.

  Thank you,

Tim J. Morris, PE

Utility Director, Electric & Gas


 

 
 
 

 

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