Posted on Thursday, February 5, 2015 by Joyce Joyce McMullin in In The News
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Taylor Creek Culvert is located between the Chart House Restaurant and Joe's Crab Shack Restaurant.  This area has substantial deterioration.  Severe erosion around the outlet of the culvert has occurred, requiring modifications to the culvert's discharge location.  When this project is complete, it will stabilize and improve the river bank area and will become a very nice green area for residents and visitors to enjoy.  

Sunesis Construction Company, of West Chester, Ohio has been awarded the contract on this $3.8 million project.  They have 205 working days to complete, anticipated completion date of Spring 2016.

Southbank Partners has been working with Rob Hans, Chief District Engineer for Department of Highways District 6, House Representative Dennis Keene, and the cities of Newport and Bellevue to get this area repaired.

Southbank Partners has received some funding from Duke Energy to help with the green space and will continue to seek additional funding to complete the green space project. 

This is just another part of cleaning up the river bank to allow the river cities to capitalize on one of their biggest assets, the Ohio River.