Wednesday, March 22, 2006

New Street Lights Near Reservoir

LOS ANGELES (March 21, 2006) - Residents living near the Silver Lake
Reservoir can look forward to better lighting in their neighborhoods
thanks to a major streetlight replacement project expected to start this
summer, City of Los Angeles Board of Public Works President Cynthia M.
Ruiz announced today. "The West Silver Lake Rehab Project will
restore street lights and improve pedestrian safety in the Silver Lake
Located in Los Angeles City Council District 4, replacement of
67 existing poles with new replicas will comprise West Silver Lake,
Balmer and Moreno Drives, Redcliff Street and Kenilworth Avenue.
Estimated cost of the project is $883,000.00. The sole bidder was KDC
(Dynalectric). Board of Public Works Commissioners is expected to award
the contract in either April or May, with start of construction
projected for June.
"Residents should see poles installed starting in June," said Ed
Ebrahimian, Bureau of Street Lighting Director. "We expect to complete
this project by March, 2007." Improvements will raise lighting levels
and increase pedestrian safety, Ebrahimian added.
The new streetlight replacement project will complement a
recently completed joint Department of Water and Power and Public Works
pedestrian walkway around the reservoir, landscaping, fencing and other
street improvements designed to create a safer environment for walkers
and joggers in the neighborhood.
The Department of Public Works is the third largest municipal agency
in Los Angeles. With more than 5,700 employees and an annual budget of
more than $1 billion, the Department is responsible for construction,
renovation and operation of public facilities and infrastructure,
including curbside collection and graffiti removal; recycling and solid
waste management; and maintenance of streets, sidewalks, sewers,
streetlights and street trees.
For more on the Department of Public Works, call the Public Affairs
Office at (213) 978-0333, or email: The website
address is:


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