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Elkhart Traffic Department signal technician Brad Hocking works on the new traffic lights at the intersection of Harrison and Third streets on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. Elkhart County, along with the cities of Elkhart and Goshen, are seeking $550,000 in federal funds for traffic signal upgrades. (Jennifer Shephard/The Elkhart Truth)
Federal funds available for traffic signal upgrades in Elkhart County, two cities

Posted on March 3, 2014 at 4:07 p.m.

GOSHEN — The Elkhart County Board of Commissioners has signed an interlocal agreement with two cities to apply for grant money to pay for traffic signal upgrades.

The Michiana Area Council of Governments, or MACOG, alerted the county, Goshen and Elkhart that $550,000 in federal funds is available for a highway safety improvement project for the current fiscal year with a contract on or before May 8. The commissioners signed an agreement with the two cities Monday, March 3, to seek funding for the design and installation of signal improvements through the Indiana Department of Transportation.

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