KYTC: Fort Wright low-cost road repair 'not what we hoped'

WCPOPublished: August 25, 2017
Published: August 25, 2017

They say you get what you pay for. In Fort Wright, a road project that was meant to save taxpayer dollars comes at a different cost. A newly-completed "preventative maintenance" project on Amsterdam Road is meant to prevent potholes from forming, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. The same cost-effective process -- which involves sealing small cracks, then laying down a thin layer of gravel -- will be used on Turkeyfoot Road and at least two other roads in Northern Kentucky. Compared to the next-closest alternative, this is is one-fifth the cost. The problem? Residents think it's an eyesore.

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