2019 Residential Streetlight Project
The Village of Bensenville (Village) conducted a community wide survey back in 2013. The results of the survey indicated an overwhelming desire for the Residential Street Lighting. The Village has successfully performed residential streetlight project over the last 4 years. These projects were well received by the residents in the area. This year, the Village will be extending similar improvements in your neighborhood. The Village applied for and received funding for this project through the DuPage County Community development Block Grant Program.
As part of this project, the Village will install thirty-four (34) decorative LED street lights within the project area. The fixtures will be placed approximately 150-200 feet apart and would be on alternate sides of the roadways, where possible. The poles will be 12.5 feet tall with a 32-inch tall lighting fixture at the top. The purpose of the streetlights is to provide just enough lighting along the street to enhance safety of the pedestrians and motorists.
As mentioned above, the Village successfully secured federal funding in the form of a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) through the DuPage County Economic Development Department. The program is designed to provide improvements to low to moderate income neighborhoods. The Village has received $200,000 CDBG grant for this project. The estimated construction cost of this project including engineering is $245,000. The Village is required to fund 50% of the project. The engineering design and construction oversight cost for this project is additional $41,000. Read full information letter.
During the week of Aug 3 2020, the contractor worked on directional boring streetlight conduit Grace St and Marion St. Weather permitting, during the week of Aug 10, the contractor will continue to directional bore streetlight conduit on Washington St.
During the week of July 27, 2020, the contractor worked on finishing installation of helix foundations and begin directional boring streetlight conduit. Weather permitting, during the week of Aug 3, the contractor will continue to directional bore streetlight conduit. This work is anticipated to continue until Aug 14.
During the week of July 13, 2020, the contractor installed project funding signs as well as determined final streetlight location based on the underlying utility location. During the week of July 20, 2020, contractor will begin installation of helix light pole foundations.
The contractor has performed construction layout for the entire project during the week of July 6, 2020. A final streetlight location will be determined based on the underlying utility location this week. Work is anticipated to begin the week of July 13, 2020.