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Updated: Bass Lake Road/Wedgwood Road Street Lighting Project Moves Forward

Jan 20, 2016 07:57AM ● By Wendy Erlien

Anticipated Bass Lake Road/Wedgwood Project (provided by city of Maple Grove)

Updated Feb. 18 - The Bass Lake Road/Wedgewood Road Street Lighting Project continues to move forward with the Maple Grove City Council adopting a resolution Feb. 1 to receive the feasibility report, ordering plans and specifications to be prepared, and authorizing advertisement for bids. 

In 2015, the city repaired 38 fixtures at intersection and three light poles "that fell over due to structural deterioration" in the area, according to a memo provided to the council. "Currently, 31 of the 75 light poles in the project area have been rated by city staff to be in below average condition."

As a result, city staff recommended "all poles and fixtures" in the project area be removed and replaced.  

Installation is anticipated to begin April 1 and continue for approximately four weeks. 

Jan. 20 article - After being in operation for approximately 30 years, the street lights along Bass Lake Road and Wedgwood Road are being considered for replacement.

At an early November 2015 meeting, the Maple Grove City Council approved a resolution establishing the Bass Lake Road/Wedgwood Road Street Lighting Project and ordering a feasibility report.

“The equipment within the street light fixture is also approaching the life expectancy hence it is advisable to replace the poles and fixtures at this time,” Maple Grove City Council Director of Public Works Ken Ashfeld wrote in a memo to the council.

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