NORTHFIELD — As work continues on the Ledge Road reconstruction project, the village is moving forward with plans for the Route 8-Ledge Road traffic signals upgrade.

At Village Council’s Wednesday meeting, Engineer Richard Wasosky said the plans for the signals upgrade have been forwarded to the Ohio Department of Transportation, and officials are waiting for plan approval before going out for bids.

Earlier this year, Council awarded a $6,050 engineering design contract for the project. The village has been awarded an Ohio Public Works Commission grant for $92,725, with that amounting to 50 percent of the estimated $185,450 total price tag.

Wasosky also noted engineers continue to work on designing the estimated $1.4 million Houghton Road reconstruction and new Route 8-Houghton traffic signals project, which is targeted to get under way in 2019.

Council awarded the $98,660 engineering contract for the Route 8-Houghton project a few months ago. It includes signal upgrades at Route 8-Maple Avenue and Route 8 at the fire station driveway.

The village has been awarded a Public Works grant of $701,595, which is half of the total estimated cost of the lproject. Bids likely will be sought in mid-February 2019.

Wasosky updated Council reps on the Ledge Road project, saying several fire hydrants have been relocated, and gas line relocation appears to be about three weeks away.

Installation of new storm sewers under the existing westbound pavement lane also will get under way soon, followed by six more phases of the project. Wasosky said pavement work will take place this summer when there will be minimal traffic to and from Lee Eaton School.

Officials are hoping the project will be finished sometime in September.

One lane is open eastbound between Lee Eaton School and Freeway Drive for residents who live in the construction zone. No motorists should travel westbound in that lane.

It was noted police officers are closely monitoring the area, looking for motorists violating the through traffic restriction and traveling the wrong way on Ledge.

Council took no action on planning-zoning code additions relating to car / truck rental establishments and amendments to the civil penalties section of the fire prevention code.

Mayor Jesse Nehez reported the village’s community yard sale dates are May 31-June 2 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sellers must register no later than May 23 at the service department on Ledge Road. No fee is charged.

There will be a completed master list of all sellers’ addresses for anyone to pick up after May 28 at the service department. Residents can contact the village’s administrative assistant at 330-468-4363 for further information.

Reporter Ken Lahmers can be reached at 330-541-9400 ext. 4189 or klahmers@recordpub.com