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Beachwood Agrees to Contract for Traffic Signal Service

Signal Service Co. of Warrensville Heights will service and maintain lights at 40 intersections throughout the city

Beachwood has contracted with a Warrensville Heights company to monitor and service traffic lights in the city for 2013.

The city will pay Signal Service Co. $3,400 for monitor testing and regular maintenance of lights at 40 intersections in Beachwood. Each intersection will cost the city an anticipated $85.

The contract also accounts for flashing school lights, bulbs and any equipment associated with traffic controllers. Signal Service would be called on to repair signals damaged as a result of inclement weather, vandalism, accidents or malfunction.

The contract mandates that the company be available 24 hours, seven days a week and on holidays. Services will be compensated at a $55-per-hour rate during and regular and non-regular working hours.

Beachwood City Council approved the contract at its regular meeting on Monday.

Police Chief Mark Sechrist said the company will also change all traffic lights to LED. He said savings figures would be available once all the conversions are complete.

"Each intersection gets inspected so to verify that all the components are working properly," Sechrist said. "It's very important."

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