Turn signal OK'd for Paramount

DOWNEY - A left-turn signal will be installed at Paramount Boulevard and Telegraph Road after the city reinitiated a cost-sharing deal with Pico Rivera.Downey and Pico Rivera initially agreed to install the turn signal in 2007, but the project was never completed due to "funding limitations" and "a shift in department priorities at the time," public works director John Oskoui said. The deal between the two cities eventually expired in 2008. Under the new agreement, both cities will share 50% of the total estimated $120,000 project cost. Downey will pay its portion using gas tax funds. Downey is also responsible for the preparation of plans, specifications and estimate, while Pico Rivera has taken on responsibilities for 50% of all incurred costs.

********** Published: May 12, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 4