New protected left turn arrows and push-button crosswalk signals at the corner of Herrick Avenue and Main Street were activated Sept. 7.
The Ohio Department of Transportation said the $230,000 project, which includes lane realignments and some curb edging, is still on schedule to be completed by its Sept. 26 completion date.
“We had a few minor changes that might have moved the lights along more quickly,” said Wellington interim village manager Mark Rosemark. “We worked with our electrical and public works departments and most especially (police chief Tim) Barfield as our primary contact. That was because of their 24-hour dispatch ability. He’s been great in keeping us informed.”
Rosemark said the village has authorized concrete work around the new poles that will be done this Saturday in time for Sunday’s Harvest of the Arts festival.
“The contractors are telling us that six hours after the pour the concrete will ready for pedestrian traffic,” he said. “We’ve notified the businesses on the corners that everything will be open by late Saturday and there should be no issues with the festival on Sunday.”
Rosemark said relocating a control panel on the corner also helped to speed things along.
“It had been on the southwest corner and we moved it to the southeast corner,” he said. “That provided much better access for our personnel and the electric personnel. It was much less cluttered and really opened things up.”
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Photos by Jonathan Delozier | Wellington Enterprise New protected left turn signals at the corner of Herrick Avenue and Main Street were ready to go on Sept. 7, earlier than originally expected.