Post Construction: Street Lights And Trees
Once the overhead utility lines are placed, there is still some work left to finish the projects. The street lights that once were attached to the wooden poles must be replaced, the roadway must be resurfaced and, if applicable, street trees are installed where necessary.
New concrete street light poles are installed in accordance with the City's current street light standards. In many cases residents will notice that the lighting locations have moved from their old locations and that additional lighting has been added. Since new lights cannot be placed until old poles are removed, there may be a short period without any street lighting. When property owners are notified of public hearings, they are provided with a map of the project including proposed lighting locations.
All reasonable steps are taken to protect trees while work is in progress. Where safety is a concern, a tree may need to be removed. All tree removals are performed according to City polices and permitting process.
The City will provide and plant a new tree for any property owner who is willing to water and care for the tree until it has become established. More information about this opportunity is provided to property owners through the mail prior to construction.