2021 Residential Street Lighting Program

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 5 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 approximately one hundred and twenty five (125) 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. Read Full Information Letter No. 1

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Update 07/01/2021

During the week of June 28, crew worked on finishing wire installation and cable testing. This project is substantially completed with exception of some minor landscaping and punch list items. The punch list items will be handled in the coming weeks and landscape restoration will take place in the Autumn. 

Update 06/25/2021

During the week of June 21 crew worked on installation of wires between the poles. ComEd was also on-site installing new meters. Weather permitting, during the week of June 28, the crew will finish wire installation and will be performing cable testing.

Update 06/18/2021

During the week of June 7, crew worked on installation of wires between the poles. Weather permitting, during the week of June 21, the crew will continue to work on pulling wires between the poles. ComEd is anticipated to energize the lighting system within the next couple of weeks. 

Update 06/10/2021

During the week of June 7 crew worked on installation of poles and fixtures. Weather permitting, during the week of June 14 the crew will work on pulling wires between the poles. ComEd is anticipated to energize the lighting system within 14 business days.

Update 06/03/2021

During the week of June 1, crew begin installation of poles and fixtures as well as pulling wires. Weather permitting, during the week of June 7, the crew will continue with installation of poles, fixtures, and wires.  

Update 05/27/2021

During the week of May 24, crew finished installation of install seed and blanket throughout the jobsite.  Weather permitting the week of June 1, crew plans to begin installation of poles and fixtures provided the delivery is received prior to that. 

Update 05/20/2021

During the week of May 17, crew finished installation of tie-ins and worked on prepping restorations areas.  Weather permitting, week of May 24, crew plans to install seed and blanket throughout the jobsite. The poles and fixtures have been delayed until the week of Jun 1 due to quality control issues at the manufacturing facility.

Update 05/14/2021

During the week of May 10, crew continued installation of tie-ins and finished installation of controllers.  Weather permitting, week of May 17, crew is expected to be back on site once the poles have arrived so they can erect them.

Update 05/06/2021

During the week of May 3, crew continued installation of helix foundations and  tie-ins.  Weather permitting, week of May 10, crew will continue working on the tie-ins at the foundations. If the controllers are received during the week of May 10, the crews will also install those next week. First delivery of poles is anticipated to ship on May 14 and second one on May 21.

Update 04/30/2021

During the week of April 26, both crews continued installation of helix foundations.  Weather permitting, week of May 3, crew will continue installation of helix foundations and bringing the unit ducts inside the foundation to prepare for wiring.

Update 04/23/2021

During the week of April 19, both crews completed the installation of unit-duct on the entire project and begun installation of helix foundations. They also performed some landscape restorations.  Weather permitting, week of April 26, crew will continue installation of helix foundations. Another delivery for the foundations is scheduled for the week of April 26.  

Update 04/16/2021

During the week of April 12, both crews worked on installation of unit-ducts for streetlights along Pamela Dr and Dennis Dr. Weather permitting, week of April 19, crews will continue with unit-duct installation on Daniel Dr, David Dr and Dolores Dr. The foundation delivery is being delayed at this time. A partial delivery is expected during the week of April 19. 

Update 04/08/2021

During the week of April 5, both crews worked on installation of unit-ducts for streetlights along Diana Ct, Gloria Jean Dr, Pamela Dr and Jacquelyn Dr. Weather permitting, week of April 12, crews will continue with unit-duct installation on Pamela Dr and Dennis Dr. The foundation delivery is being delayed at this time. A partial delivery is expected during the week of April 19.  

Update 04/02/2021

During the week of March 29, crews completed the installation of all the roadway crossings for the proposed wiring, poured the concrete foundations for the three streetlight controllers, and started installation of the uni-duct for the new streetlights. During the week of April 5, the contractor will continue to install the uni-duct with two crews, weather permitting.  

Update 03/26/2021

During the week of March 22, crews worked roadway crossings for the proposed wiring while they still await material delivery for the foundations. During the week of March 29, contractor will continue to install roadway crossings and possible begin conduit installation towards the latter half of the week, weather permitting.  

Update 03/18/2021

During the week of March 15, much of the days were lost to the weather and snow melt. A crew did mobilize onsite March 18 to begin installation of the roadway crossings for the proposed wires while they await material delivery for the foundations. The team also walked the entire project area to make any necessary adjustments to the streetlight locations based on the JULIE locates. During the week of March 22, contractor will continue to install roadway crossings until the foundation delivery is received.

Update 03/11/2021

During the week of March 8, the contractor was awaiting JULIE locates to be completed for all streetlight locations. During the week of March 15, weather permitting, the construction team will adjust locations based on conflicts, if necessary. A crew is scheduled to mobilize the site to begin installation of conduit at locations where it crosses the roadway while they await material delivery of foundations.

Update 03/05/2021

With the favorable weather this week, the contractor begin to install construction layout. The contractor worked staking proposed streetlight locations. During week of March 8, 2021, JULIE will be called in for these staked locations to identify any underground conflicts. The construction team will adjust locations based on conflicts, if necessary.