STREET LIGHT RECOVERY -- UPDATE (October 2019)
City crews are working diligently to repair, re-energize and reactivate fire-damaged street lights. As requests are received from residents to re-energize lights at specific locations, City crews will investigate and attempt to repair and re-energize the lights.Unfortunately, certain street lights cannot be immediately repaired and turned back on due to various circumstances -- the following information provides the latest streetlight restoration status update by street and/or neighborhood area:
Hidden Valley: Over the past few months, city crews repaired and re-energized 38 lights in the Hidden Valley neighborhood, with three remaining lights waiting on PG&E to complete their work.
Rincon Ridge: Crews were able to reactivate 40 lights throughout various parts of the neighborhood. Preparation work has been completed on an additional 30 viable street lights waiting on delivery of the acrylic globes, which are expected to arrive by mid-October. As the streetlights are repaired and reactivated, the high-pressure sodium fixtures are being replaced with more efficient LED fixtures. Unfortunately, some of the street lights in the area were damaged beyond repair and will require complete replacement of the pole, wiring, fixture and globe.
Crown Hill and adjacent cul-de-sac streets: 47 street lights have been activated.
Fir Ridge and South Ridge: The City has put a contract out to bid that includes approximately 40 street light replacements of wooden poles destroyed in the fire.
Parker Hill Road: City crews are focused on re-energizing streetlights.
Skyfarm: The unique carriage fixtures located in Skyfarm that were damaged during the fires have proven difficult to replace. Staff are actively working with a vendor to test and confirm functionality and appropriate fit of potential replacement options for the damaged carriage fixtures.
Coffey Park: The street light infrastructure system design is complete for Coffey Park and the City has put a contract out to bid. The light poles and fixtures are on hand and ready for installation once the contractor is selected and begins construction. The existing temporary light poles will be removed once the replacement poles are installed and energized, which is expected to be completed June 2020.