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Safety beacons on way
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Work is underway to prepare the intersections of Old Rock Island Road and Rock Island Road on Sparta Highway for flashing beacons. Completion is now expected in mid-September. Waiting on the poles to be delivered, a crew dug holes and placed concrete footers to support them. - photo by Lisa Hobbs

Footers have been placed for the installation of two flashing lights on Sparta Highway. Completion has been pushed back, from the end of August to mid-September. 

The supports are awaiting poles.

“The contractor hasn’t been able to get the poles yet from the manufacturer,” said TDOT spokesperson Jennifer Flynn. “Currently they are scheduled to be delivered on Sept. 10. The contractor has poured the footers for the poles so he will be ready when they are delivered. Right now, pending receipt of the poles on Sept. 10, it looks like the project will be completed in mid-September.”

Flynn provided the following general information:

The project to install flashing beacons in Warren County on U.S. 70S at Old Rock Island Road and at Rock Island Road was awarded to NABCO Electric Company, Inc. for $82,015.  

The shop drawings for the poles for the flashing beacons have been approved and the poles have been ordered. The poles should be fabricated and delivered on Sept. 10. 

Once the contractor gets the poles, they will install them, then connect and activate the flashing beacons. Once the poles are delivered, it won’t take long for NABCO to get them installed and the beacons activated.

It will take the contractor two or three days to hook up the electrical components of the flashing beacons. After that they will be activated.