Round­about on hold pend­ing light­ing in­stal­la­tion

The Covington News - - Local News - Staff Re­ports

Con­struc­tion is mostly com­plete on the Turner Lake Road round­about project, but it will re­main closed pend­ing in­stal­la­tion of street­lights.

The lights are on or­der and are needed to en­sure mo­torist safety, said Billy Skin­ner, trans­porta­tion man­ager for the city of Cov­ing­ton.

He said it’s un­safe to put mo­torists into an un­fa­mil­iar traf­fic con­trol struc­ture such as a round­about with­out ad­e­quate light­ing.

“ It’s so dark down there,” he said.

The lights have been on or­der since Au­gust.

A por­tion of Turner Lake Road has been closed for the project since June 9. The project was es­ti­mated at the time to take up to six months to com­plete.

The price tag for the project is $ 775,622.42, which was paid for with fed­eral stim­u­lus money. J. J. E. Con­struc­tors served as contractors for the project.

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