Recently Completed: City of Covington - Durant Road Improvements

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This project includes roadway, sidewalk and public-utility improvements along a 0.4-mile stretch of Durant Road between Byrd Avenue and Thacker Avenue.

A new sidewalk improved pedestrian access between the Rayon Terrace neighborhood and shopping areas on Thacker Avenue. The project also cut back the rock slope along Durant Road and installed a safety fence next to the new sidewalk. Other improvements included construction of a closed stormwater drainage system, and new water and sanitary sewer lines.

Durant Road has an average traffic count of 4,822 vehicles a day. The projected traffic volume in the year 2029 is 5,075 vehicles a day.

During the design phase of this project, the estimated cost was $2.5 million which includes $570,000 for preliminary engineering, $330,000 for right of way acquisition and $1.6 million for construction.


The addition of curb and gutter with sidewalk and a pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Thacker Avenue provides safer pedestrian access between the community of  Rayon Terrace and the shopping center along Thacker Ave. The rock bluff along Durant Road was cut back and a safety fence was installed; both were designed to help eliminate future rock fall hazards. These improvements help improve safety for pedestrians and for vehicular traffic.


Contact Info:

S. Mitchell Ball, P.E.

UPC: 68089

State ID: U000-107-108,P101, R201, M501

Federal ID: STP-5107(110), STP-5107(117)

Lat/Long: 37.766667, -79.992778

Locality: Covington

Page last modified: Nov. 9, 2021