Sharpsburg firm to begin work on new Kenton County road

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COVINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) –A realignment and safety improvement project on KY 1501 (Hands Pike), is set to begin on March 15.  The new, two-lane road will improve safety and eliminate a sharp curve.

“This is a new alignment – essentially a new road – so traffic impacts will be minimal,” said Bob Yeager, chief district engineer of Department of Highways District 6, in Covington, “this is good news for motorists.”

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The project involves realigning Hands Pike from the KY 17 (Madison Pike) and KY 3035 (Old Madison Pike) intersection to Crystal Lake Drive. The portion of Hands Pike between KY 17 and KY 3716 (Waymans Branch Road) will become designated as part of KY 3716 upon completion.

KYTC awarded the $8.5 million project to Philmor Contracting, Inc. of Sharpsburg, Kentucky.   The project has a Nov. 1, 2022 completion date.