Covington holds hearing for Eberhart area

Photo by Howard Reed

Photo by Howard Reed

The city of Covington is hosting a public meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at City Hall aimed at informing property owners in the Eberhart community of improvements to their area.

The city engineering and transportation departments have been planning improvements to Eberhart Street for several months, according to a letter sent to property owners by City Engineer Tres Thomas and Transportation Project Manager Billy Skinner.

Planned improvements are a new stormwater system, curb and gutter on both sides of the street and widening and resurfacing on Eberhart. There are also plans to work on streets connecting to Eberhart.

"Though drainage infrastructure is a component, this is primarily a street improvement project. A 2" asphalt overlay will be installed along the entire length of Eberhardt Street, from West Street to Hudson Street," said City Engineer Tres Thomas. "Concrete curb and gutter will be constructed along both sides. Proposed catch basins, drop inlets, and drainage pipe will convey drainage away from the street. The estimated project cost is approximately $250,000, and it will be funded with SPLOST revenue."

The public is invited to attend Thursday's meeting, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., to view plans, ask questions and raise concerns. The meeting will take place in the Council Room at City Hall located at 2194 Emory St.