Nick McWilliams reporting – Workers with the city of Dover and contractors are progressing with a traffic signal replacement project, with some delays in moving to other areas.

Service Director Dave Douglas recently told city council that crews are currently around Hospital Drive and Monroe Street, and that four existing poles have been saved for further use due to their relatively limited usage.

He says that they are planning to move on to Bellevue Avenue soon, but are trying to navigate a few issues. 

“There are some gaslines that were put in after the project was designed. We’re trying to work around those. We’ve got Johnson [Avenue,] of course, and Front Street to do. We also have Shafer, and Union Avenue.”

He says that project will culminate on Slingluff Avenue where it meets Tuscarawas Avenue, but that could still be multiple weeks away.

Douglas said that workers have been managing well when dealing with heavy traffic in some areas, and asked all residents and business owners to be patient during the process.

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