This summer the Village will begin sandblasting & painting its residential street lights.
The Village has hired a company from Mount Prospect, BP & T Company, to perform the work. The contractor has started working in the southwest portion of the Village and will continue to work through the Village as weather and time allows. The contractor’s crews will work Monday through Saturday from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm.
The sandblasting & painting process takes several days to complete. Prior to the sandblasting beginning, containment and scaffolding are setup around the street light (pictured below). Once finished sandblasting, the paint primer is applied and then a top coat application. This process will be dusty and noisy at times, but when the job is completed, the protection for the light should be excellent. The street light will not be functioning during the sandblasting & painting process but will be returned to service as soon as the work has been completed.
Any street name signs, displaced during the sandblasting & painting, will be placed on temporary posts. After the paint has fully cured, a Village crew will re-install the street name signs.
The painting process is costly and can be damaged by taping signs or notices to the painted surfaces. Please DO NOT tape any signs for garage sales, open houses, lost pets, etc. to any Village street lights.
If you have questions please contact the Public Works Department at 847-734-8800.
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Project Update - September 2019
The Village’s street light painting contractor, BP & T Company, has sandblasted and painted 445 residential streetlights in 2019. Since 2018, they have completed sandblasting and painting on 978 of the Village’s 1,173 residential streetlights. They are currently working in the area south of Elk Grove Boulevard and east of Arlington Heights Road.