Traffic signal work gets green light

City Board of Works members have given approval to a $27,709 bid from Signal Construction Inc., Greenfield, for new traffic signals, pedestrians signals and traffic signs at the intersection of Second and Brown streets in downtown Columbus.

Dave Hayward, executive director of public works/city engineer, told Board of Works members at their Tuesday meeting that the need for the new signals and signage is two-fold.

First, as part of a planned overhaul of downtown traffic patterns by Cummins Inc., one portion of Second Street that was previously one-way heading east will be converted into two-way traffic heading both east and west out of the Second Street parking garage.

Additionally, the intersection needed to meet certain standards required by the American with Disabilities Act, Hayward said.

Signal Construction’s quote was the only bid the city received, and Board of Works members approved it unanimously at Tuesday’s meeting.

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Olivia Covington is a reporter for The Republic. She can be reached at or 812-379-5712.