An update on the street light replacement project from the Department of Public Utilities:
The existing shoebox and cobra head streetlights are being removed from the Fan District and replaced with ornamental lights as funding permits. The new lights will provide a warmer, whiter light and overhead wiring will be replaced with underground wiring. (See attached newsletter.)
The 2500-2700 blocks of W. Grace Street should be completed by the end of the year. The next phase will be on Mulberry from W. Grace to Stuart Avenue and is scheduled to begin late in January 2014. Installation of lights on the 2600-2700 blocks of Floyd is expected by the end of 2014.
The style of poles and fixtures were selected by a consultant, with input from the Fan District Association. Several styles of fixtures and lamps were pilot tested in May 2009 along the 2600 block of West Grace and the 700 block of Mulberry. The lights being installed are the same ones currently on the 2300-2400 blocks of West Grace.
Also, during the first quarter of 2014, the overhead shoebox and cobra head lights will be removed from the completed streets, starting at the 1100 block of W. Grace and continuing west.
The Department of Public Utilities does not anticipate any streetlighting disruptions during construction. Old lights are not removed until the new fixtures are connected and tested.
During construction, parking may be temporarily restricted.
400-700 N. Mulberry – Nov. 2013 to Feb. 2014
00-300 N. Mulberry – Feb. to May 2014
2600-2700 Floyd — May to Aug. 2014