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Engineering work to begin on roundabout project

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com

Plans to turn the intersection of Miller Street and McKay Road into a roundabout took another step forward Tuesday morning when members of the Board of Works approved by a 3-0 vote to sign a follow-up contract between the city and state for preliminary engineering work.

City Engineer Matt House told the board that 80 percent will be paid for by a grant the city received.

He said after last week’s meeting that construction, which isn’t expected to begin until 2022, is not expected to impede traffic flow before or after school.

Mayor Tom DeBaun said he had lunch on Friday at Shelby Senior Services to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Some of the discussion centered on the plans for a roundabout at the intersection, which sees heavy traffic flow before and after school and during school events.

“It was largely a positive discussion, understanding that traffic during school events during the morning and afternoon dismissal was significant,” he said during the meeting.

In other business, Street Commissioner Doug Hunt told the board that heavy trash pickup will take place April 1-5.

He said the department asks that residents keep their trash to about one load per household, requesting that his employees be able to pick up trash in 10-15 minutes per stop.

There will be no recycling that week.