December 4, 2019 -- The Ravinia Business District street light installation project is nearing completion. Contractor Lyons Pinner has finished the installation of the pole foundations, bases, and conduit. Light pole installation and sidewalk repair are underway and should be complete by the end of the year, weather permitting. Following installation, the light poles will be control-tested and finalized.
In 2018, the City worked with a consultant team to develop engineering and streetscape design documents for the Ravinia Business District’s street lights. The project furthers the concepts presented in the 2012 Streetscape Design & Identity Plan and also findings from the Strand Associates’ 2012 Utility Adequacy Study. Based on a year-long public outreach initiative in 2018 that included input provided by residents, stakeholders, the Ravinia Neighbors Association, Special Service Area, and members of the Ravinia Business District Advisory Group, final streetscape pedestrian and roadway lights were chosen. The street lighting design will illuminate Roger Williams Avenue, providing warm, consistent, “dark-skies”-approved fixtures to help both pedestrians and drivers navigate the business district.