City plans traffic-signal improvements

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Traffic and pedestrian signal improvements are being planned at several locations in Columbus to replace aging equipment.

The Columbus Board of Works on Tuesday approved a contract of $61,955 from Indianapolis-based James Drew Corp. for the improvements that could begin this winter. The work will involve replacing traffic signal lights and pedestrian signals, said Dave Hayward, executive director of public works/city engineer.

New traffic signal lights are planned at the intersection of 10th Street and Gladstone Avenue and at 10th Street and McClure Road, while bicycle-detection loops are slated to be installed at Central Avenue and Seventh Street, Hayward said. The bicycle-detection loops help notify the public that bikes are in the area.

Please read Friday’s edition of The Republic for more details.

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Matt Kent is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at 812-379-5712 or