The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

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September 17, 2013

ODOT project bringing new traffic signals to Ashtabula

ASHTABULA —  Come spring, the Ohio Department of Transportation will be replacing old, outdated traffic signals with new lights, City Manager Jim Timonere said.

ODOT will pay for 80 percent of the project, estimated to cost nearly $1 million, he said at Monday’s City Council meeting. The city will pay the remaining 20 percent, or about $193,000, he said.

“This is a local let ODOT project and once bid, the project costs will be taken from the permanent improvement fund,” Timonere said. “The project is scheduled to sell in spring of 2014.”

The new traffic lights will go up in 10 to 12 intersections, he said, noting he will provide a list of the intersections as soon as possible.

In other business:

n Construction crews soon will be working on a new Dollar General store on West Prospect Road across from Benefit Avenue;

n City Council approved an ordinance authorizing the city manager to enter into a contract with Insight Pipe Contracting to provide services and materials for the West Harbor Sanitary Sewer Improvement Project. Insight submitted the lowest bid at $311,480;

n City Council authorized the city manager to buy a replacement digital scale for the transfer station from Brechbuhler Scales of Thompson. Timonere decided a digital display visible to people entering the scale area was a necessary addition at the transfer station. The new scale cost $525 more than one without the digital display, bringing total to $48,310, and

n Trick or treat for the city has changed this year. The new date and time is 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 2.

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