On Monday, October 5, the Westland City Council approved a contract with DTE Energy for a Street Lighting Enhancement Project for the Historic Norwayne District. The project with be funded through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) allocation in an amount not to exceed $27,642.
The Norwayne Street Lighting Enhancement Project aims to enhance safety and visibility along Dorsey Road and Grand Traverse and will consist of:
- The addition of six light poles at Jefferson Barns Community Vitality Center
- Upgrading 18 light fixtures along Grand Traverse And additionally
- Installation of two new light poles at Venoy and Grand Traverse and Lincoln-Johnson Field.
Constructed in 1942, the Norwayne neighborhood is Westland’s oldest subdivision. It was added to the National Registry of Historic places in July of 2013. Erected during World War II for the workers at the Willow Run Bomber Plant and during its peak was home to over 20,000 residents.
“Westland continues to improve safety conditions for motorists and pedestrians who use the city’s thoroughfares with LED streetlights,” commented Mayor Wild. “These lights use less energy yet provide for enhanced visibility, allowing us to continue to support and practice responsible environmental sustainability.”
The project is expected to be completed by the end of January 2021.
PRESS RELEASE: OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
October 9, 2020