The Warrensburg City Council approved a contract with Traffic Control Corporation for city-wide traffic signal upgrades Monday night.

The Council said yes to a $535,575 bid for material procurement for the project, which will impact four major locations within the City, according to Marvin Coleman, director of Public Works. A total of three bids were received. Bid opening took place Feb. 21.

The engineer's cost estimate was $669,500, Coleman noted, which results in a substantial savings for the City.

Upgraded traffic signal controls will provide more reliable traffic control and will lower maintenance costs, he added.

Approval by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission is needed, and that is expected to happen around June 6.

Closely related to that is the contract with Capital Electric Line Builders that was approved by Council for $638,077.22. The engineer's cost estimate for that part of the project was $943,730.

Three proclamations led off Monday night's meeting, including ones for Historic Preservation Month, Building Safety Month and National Police Week. Mayor Danielle Johnston real each proclamation aloud and posed for photos with each group's representatives.

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