By Dan Spalding
WARSAW – Another round of upgrades with traffic signals in downtown Warsaw has begun.
Traffic signals for all four directions at the intersection of Indiana and Center Streets will be replaced, much like what’s happened at the Buffalo and Center Street intersection that was completed last year, said Dustin Dillon, public works superintendent for the city.
Initial work began Monday, July 19, with the removal of traffic signals and the temporary use of a four-way stop.
The temporary four-way stop is expected to remain for one month to allow for traffic signal replacement.
The intersection will remain open, but motorists should expect delays or seek an alternate route. Please use caution while driving in the area. Some parking spots along the streets near the intersection are also temporarily blocked off.
Once the Indiana intersection is finished, the contractor, Hawk Enterprises, Crown Point, will begin an identical project at Lake and Center Streets.
The total cost for the two projects is expected to be $443,000, Dillon said.
The city is tentatively looking at doing the same at Lake and Main Streets next year, he said.
Sidewalks and handicap ramps at the intersections will be replaced, and crosswalk signal boxes for pedestrians will be added.