$233K lights and lanes project on ODOT schedule

Staff Report

A new traffic signal will be raised this summer at Wellington historic downtown crossroads.

Perram Electric of Wadsworth has been tapped for the $233,302 job at routes 58 and 18.

The work is part of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s 2016 construction schedule.

It’s unclear when crews will begin — the project was listed as possible anytime between March and the end of September — but the report says one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction for the duration of the job.

Wellington village manager Steve Pyles said the intention is to slightly realign east- and west-bound lanes for better visibility at the same time.

There’s been no pre-construction meeting to date and no calls from ODOT to schedule one, he said.

He speculated that the state will want to wait out the completion of the railway underpass project, which still needs grading, curbing repairs, and seeding at the edges of the work zone.

While weather has been warm, a wet winter has kept crews from making much progress with those efforts.

Wellington and ODOT have been preparing to improve the 58/18 signals for at least two years now.

Staff Report