Archive for Tuesday, July 2, 2002

Work on new signal three months away

July 2, 2002

Installation of a pedestrian crossing near Tonganoxie High School likely won't occur until after school starts.

"We're probably looking at 12 weeks or so," Warren Merrill, vice president of B&W Electrical Contractors, said Monday.

Merrill's firm, which is based in Salina, was awarded the project, which will cost about $99,000.

The signal is designed for pedestrians to stop vehicular traffic on U.S. Highway 24-40 near the high school.

City and school officials are hopeful the new traffic signal will help students at Tonganoxie Junior High School and Tonganoxie High School more safely walk across the busy highway. It will be installed near North Start Drive, which runs on the west side of Sonic Drive-In.

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