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. 

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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.


Update 10/22/2020

This project is complete. 

Update 10/15/2020

During the week of Oct 12, 2020 the ComEd service was hooked-up and streetlights are operational. This project is complete. 

Update 10/02/2020

During the week of Sep 28, 2020 the contractor installed the decorative bands on the streetlight fixtures that were missing. We are now awaiting ComEd to install a service to the controller. The coordination is ongoing. We are expecting the hookup be done during the week of October 5. This project is substantially complete.  

Update 09/25/2020

During the week of Sep 21, 2020, there was no work. We are now awaiting ComEd to install a service to the controller. The coordination is ongoing. This project is substantially complete. 

Update 09/17/2020

During the week of Sep 14, 2020, there was no work. We are now awaiting ComEd to install a service to the controller. The coordination is ongoing. This project is substantially complete. 

Update 09/11/2020

During the week of Sep 8, 2020, the contractor wrapped up the  streetlight installation as well as parkway restoration with seed and blanket. We are now awaiting ComEd to install a service to the controller. The coordination is ongoing. This project is substantially complete.  

Update 09/03/2020

During the week of Aug 31, 2020, the contractor worked on streetlight installation as well as parkway restoration with seed and blanket. Weather permitting, the streetlights installation will continue during the week of September 8, 2020.

Update 08/28/2020

During the week of Aug 24, 2020 the contractor worked on hand holes and wire installation. Weather permitting, during the week of Aug 24, the contractor will complete wire installations and begin pole installation.

Update 08/21/2020

During the week of Aug 17, 2020, the contractor worked on handhole installation, controller pad and conduits to the controller . Weather permitting, during the week of Aug 24, the contractor will complete handhole installations. The controller and pole deliveries are now scheduled for week of Aug 24. It is possible the contractor will begin installation of either one of these items in the latter half of the week.  

Update 08/14/2020

During the week of Aug 3 2020, the contractor worked on directional boring streetlight conduit Washington St. Weather permitting, during the week of Aug 17, the contractor will begin working on handhole installations. The controller and pole deliveries are scheduled for week of Aug 17. It is possible the contractor will begin installation of either one of these items in the latter half of the week.  

Update 08/07/2020

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.

Update 07/31/2020

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.

Update 07/16/2020

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.  

Update 07/09/2020

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.