The city of Warsaw is partnering with Da-Lite Screen and Thompson Thrift Developers to install a traffic control signal on SR 15.
Warsaw Redevelopment Commission on Monday signed an amendment to an existing agreement calling for the installation of a traffic signal at SR 15 and CR 300 North for a total cost of $207,000. The city will pay $72,000 for the work, Da-Lite will contribute $55,000 and Thompson Thrift will pay $80,000.
According to Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer, the traffic signal is being installed to address a number of factors contributing to increased traffic flow in the area. Those include the new Madison Elementary School on CR 300 North, the residential development under construction just north of Walmart, and anticipated additional retail development in the area.
Da-Lite is part of the project because its employees have a difficult time accessing SR 15 from the Da-Lite parking lot as traffic increases. Thompson Thrift is the developer in that area.
Thallemer said that, although traffic counts conducted by the Indiana Department of Transportation do not yet warrant the light, “INDOT has given (us) permission to proceed, anticipating continued growth.”
Thallemer told StaceyPageOnline.com that the stop light will be installed “in the near future,” although no time table has been set.