STANFORD - The city will allow the state to manage the bidding of new light poles, part of the year-long renovations taking place on Main Street.
"That may save us some money, and hopefully (the poles) will match," said Mayor Eddie Carter.
Stanford is trying to move streetside utilities to the rear of buildings on the south side of Main Street.
However, the Lexington ice storm caused delays in the utility relocation, pulling Kentucky Utilities workers off the job for weeks and pushing back the completion date to next summer.
The city has prepaid for the work. "We've already spent $251,933.56 for the relocation," said Carter.
"The majority is KU electric and Bell South telephone relocation."
"The utilities are being relocated on the south side of Main Street, behind the buildings, and the city will be installing period lighting for a historical appearance," said Walter Bowman, Main Street project engineer.