A stretch of Western Avenue in Covington’s Lewisburg neighborhood has been slowly sinking for years. This month, the city has hired an engineering consultancy to plan a fix for the road. Officials say the eastern side of the street is already down about 4 feet, and it’s not hard for motorists to notice the slope. "It's really bad. Pictures don't do it justice," said Covington Public Works Director Rick Davis. The sliding asphalt is also making people who live on Western Avenue uneasy.