City seeking bids for new traffic signal at South Lamar – Oxford Way
South Lamar Boulevard could soon be getting a new traffic signal.
During Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting, city engineer Reanna Mayoral asked the Board for permission to advertise for bids for a new traffic signal at Oxford Way and South Lamar. The Board unanimously approved the request. Alderman Janice Antonow made the motion before the item was officially discussed.
“We’ve been waiting a long time for (the traffic signal),” Antonow said.
The need for a traffic light at that particular section of South Lamar comes from a traffic study conducted by the Oxford Farms developers several years ago. The project was previously agreed upon and budgeted by the City in the amount of $250,000. Those funds have been budgeted for the 2020 fiscal year.
Some utility relocation will be required for a small portion of an overhead power line on the east side of South Lamar in order for an ADA-accessible sidewalk to be installed into the existing sidewalk on the road. There will also be a pedestrian crosswalk installed as part of the traffic signal project.
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