WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Trumbull County Engineer’s Office is getting a portable traffic light system to use in construction zones.
The light is computer-operated, and a foreman on the construction job can program it according to traffic patterns.
The total cost of the set, which includes two lights on trailers, is over $44,000. The Engineer’s Office says the cost to the county will be much less, thanks to an Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation Safety Grant totaling more than $33,000.
“The cost of the county is only going to be $11,000 to the engineer’s budget, but you can’t put a price on safety,” said Jack Simon. “By not having to use flaggers…in a matter of time, it will pay for itself.”
Simon says the set has been shipped. Once it arrives and employees are trained on how to use it, he says it will be put into use immediately.