Bayer Becker was pleased to provide design services, including project management, to help create an urban greenway in Northern Kentucky. The Licking River and Greenway Trails is an 8 foot wide multi-purpose paved trail utilizing a combination of asphalt and dense grade aggregate. Phase I of the project begins near Holmes High at Levassor Avenue in Covington. Future phases are planned to continue to connect neighborhoods and businesses along the river.
Design for the project included coordination with the City of Covington, the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the project’s geotechnical engineer to ensure the levee’s soil was capable of sustaining the project without impacting the integrity of the levee. Once the soil calculations were verified, a location was designed. Bayer Becker initially used existing GIS data to determine the best route for the trail, then completed a detailed topographic survey and created a final design. The survey ensured all grades on the trail met guidelines for outdoor developed areas.
As project managers, Bayer Becker’s responsibilities went beyond design. Throughout the project Bayer Becker met with city and Army Corp representatives. Bayer Becker also attended the project’s groundbreaking to present the design to local residents and answer any questions they may have.