The Richmond Register

February 19, 2014

Projects begin as temperatures rise

Register Staff Report

RICHMOND — With temperatures in the upper 50s Tuesday afternoon, agencies across the county were able to begin repairs and long-awaited projects.

Both Richmond’s public works department and the county road department spent the day patching potholes, removing tree limbs and fixing other damage caused by recent winter frigidness.

Richmond Utilities Director Scott Althauser said his crew took advantage of the sunny day to fix a leaky water valve at Water Street and Lancaster Avenue and complete a sewer repair near the lower end of Central Bank’s parking lot.

Eastern Kentucky University also was buzzing with activity. Workers scaled the water tower near Alumni Coliseum to clean it and prepare it for a new paint job.

EKU spokesman Marc Whitt said the university is partnering with the city of Richmond to rebrand four water towers in the area. The towers will feature logos for EKU as well as the city, Whitt said.

At the nearby campus baseball fields, workers dug out holes where, for the first time, stadium light posts will soon be installed, Whitt added.