The New London City Council approved three public works projects that will occur on the east side of town, including the first roadwork to be funded with the recently implemented wheel tax. The first item is a $404,900 project to demolish and reconstruct a city sanitary sewer lift station located at the corner of Beacon Avenue and Montgomery Street. The two other public works projects approved are street improvements at two Canadian National Railroad crossings on High Street and Industrial Loop Road. The cost of that project would be about $118,000. The city expects to receive around $180,000 a year in wheel tax dollars from vehicle owners, so therefore an estimated $60,000 would be left over in 2018 wheel tax revenues to use on other street repair projects.