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Posted on May 24, 2017 at 8:38 AM by Communications Department
- $338,343 for traffic signals. The City has competed for and successfully secured federal Highway Safety Improvement Program funds from the Virginia Department of Transportation in support of a safety project on Warwick Boulevard at Tabbs Lane and Beechmont Drive. The project involves the conversion of the existing span wire traffic signals to mast arm poles for both intersections. The project also include improvements to pedestrian safety with the installation of pedestrian push buttons, countdown displays, emergency vehicle pre-emption, video detection, uninterrupted power source battery backup system and enhanced pavement markings. The project is currently under construction and is scheduled for completion in the fall. The total project cost is $1,723,343, with $1,385,000 of HSIP funds previously appropriated.
- $1,100,000 for maintenance and repair of city-owned buildings. These funds, from the Public Buildings Category of this year’s Capital Improvements Plan (CIP), will allow the Department of Public Works to undertake projects at several city buildings including: City Hall chiller renewal ($300,000), City Hall roof replacement ($275,000), replacement of heat pumps and small rooftop units at various buildings ($75,000), Public Safety Building roof replacement ($110,000), design of HVAC replacement at three buildings ($175,000), elevator upgrades at the Peninsula Health Center ($75,000), and rooftop heater replacement at Vehicle Services ($60,000).
- $1,736,000 to Newport News Public Schools for critical capital projects. These funds will be used for the replacement of the Deer Park Elementary School roof ($611,000), a Menchville High School learning cottage ($125,000), and elementary school casework ($1,000,000). This action completes the appropriations for NNPS current year CIP program.