A major project for Sixth Street in Downtown Zanesville is set to begin shortly. In about four months the traffic-filled road will see upgraded traffic signals at each of the main intersections. As part of an O-DOT grant program, each light will cost $70,000, making the overall cost of the project to be $300,000. According to Public Service Director Mike Sims, the project will start in November and only last between two to three months. During that time, temporary signage will be posted while the individual traffic signals are being installed. This will slow traffic a bit, but not totally. Sims added that this project is a precursor to a larger project, that of a curb and sidewalk overhaul similar to the Main Street upgrade. This second phase will begin sometime next year.