Project requests are received and automatically placed in a queue. The street lighting coordinator will work with Duke Energy to develop a design to show the proposed location of the light(s) and how it will be powered. The proposed light placement is based upon Duke Energy's existing facilities and CDOT's lighting requirements (spacing, uniformity, existing infrastructure conflicts, etc.). Due to Duke Energy's existing projects schedule, it may take several months before a design is prepared.
A representative of Duke may meet you on site to finalize the plan. The finalized plan will be sent to the requestor by CDOT for review. Should the neighborhood request changes in the design that require additional underground work by Duke, the neighborhood will be asked to pay for the associated costs.
CDOT staff will issue appeal postcards to all parties within the impact area. CDOT staff will utilize GIS software to define the impact area of the proposed light. The impact area is defined as a 75’ radius around each proposed location. The appeal postcard will contain the website address to view the proposed design, information regarding items in the right-of-way (please refer to General Information & Installation Standards), and the street lighting coordinator’s contact information.
If no appeals are received, CDOT will sign the service agreement provided by Duke Energy authorizing the installation of the light. Any costs the neighborhood is responsible for must be paid to Duke Energy prior to scheduling installation. Installation may take up to 10 weeks once the service agreement is signed.