City Asks Residents to Weigh In on Street Lights

The City of Evanston has issued a survey to gain public input as to how the City will maintain existing street light system and future lighting levels for new development and major public works projects.

Residents wanting to provide feedback have until Sunday, May 6 to complete the online survey, or they can request the survey by calling 3-1-1 or picking up a print copy at the Morton Civic Center’s lobby information desk, the main Evanston Public Library, Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, Robert Crown Center, Levy Center, and the Chandler-Newberger Center (closed until April 11).

Specifically, the City is requesting public input at its LED  street lighting trial locations at can offer input at Seward Street (from Dodge Avenue to Wesley Avenue), Thayer Street (from Central Park Avenue to Lawndale Avenue), and Forest Avenue (from Keeney Street to Kedzie Street), or lighting on other street blocks and intersections around Evanston. Respondents do not have to provide a response for every location listed in the survey. Survey results will be presented and discussed at a public meeting in summer 2018.

The City said it will keep the existing Tallmadge lighting system and has no plans to replace Tallmadge lights with standard roadway-type poles. Additional information regarding the project, including a map of survey locations, is available at or by calling/texting 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents may simply dial 3-1-1 in Evanston.

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