The Ohio Department of Transportation will be installing a new traffic light at Main and Jefferson.

The new signals will be supported by metal beams, rather than cables strung across the roadway.

The current signals are outdated and energy inefficient. The new signals would be LED fixtures.

The new signal will be able to communicate with the signal at Main and Lake to facilitate smoother traffic flow. The signal at Jefferson and Church will not be affected.

ODOT also plans to install left turn lanes and left turn signals in all four directions.

In order to make room for turn lanes, the majority of street parking spaces will be eliminated.

ODOT and the City of New Carlisle will be holding an open house meeting on Wednesday, June 14 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the New Carlisle Fire House for public input on the proposed project. Staff from ODOT and the City will be on hand to answer questions and take comments.

The project would be funded up to $650,600 by Federal grants. Any expenses above that amount would be the responsibility of the city.

“The new signals are a sure thing,” said City Public Services Director Howard Kitko. “The public meeting will be to discuss the turn lanes and lost parking spaces.”

The project is expected to begin in the fall of 2019 and be completed by Summer, 2020. It will not interfere with the Heritage of Flight Festival.

Residents and businesses in the immediate area have been notified of the project by mail.

For more information, contact Kitko at 845-9492 or ODOT District Environmental Coordinator Tricia Bishop at 937-497-6721.

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