MOUNT VERNON — City Engineer Cameron Keaton has been meeting with representatives from the Ohio Department of Transportation, the Ohio Department of Development and Rolls-Royce and it looks like funding will be available to pay for the improvements at the intersection of Sandusky and Chestnut streets, Service/Safety Director Dave Glass reported.
Glass said it looks like the money may be available later this year to pay the entire estimated cost of the improvement, which Keaton has placed at about $250,000.
Turning radiuses will be widened and the traffic lights moved to new poles to make it easier for Rolls-Royce to move large items from its factory. Glass said as soon as the city gets confirmation of the funding, work can start on designing the improvements.
Glass filled in for Mayor Richard Mavis at the mayor’s weekly meeting with the News.