Grant: $814,700 - Department of Energy - Sep. 2, 2009
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Award Description: Project 1 Synchronization of three main arterial N/S streets, and Main street through the City. (Kenosha, Olive, Aspen, and Main) Market sector served includes wireless communication products, computer products, traffic control products, traffic engineering services and signal company labor. It is estimated 5-8 jobs throughout these sectors could be retained or at least provided extended employment. Synchronization of signals will be beneficial to all citizens using roadways by: • Cars using less gas by reducing stop and go travel and unnecessary idling at red lights • Vehicle emissions reductions because cars run more efficiently by maintaining more consistent travel speeds Traffic signal synchronization of 21 to 24 lights would cost approximately $464,700. 178,400 vehicle miles travel these roads each day and with synchronization fuel consumption may decrease by 2 to 9 percent. It is estimated annual fuel savings will be 257,000 gallons annually, an annual reduction of 2,264 tons of green house gas emissions and an annual monetary benefit to drivers of approximately $.5 million. Initial set up of traffic synchronization will allow for future expansion of additional synchronized arterial roads through the City once initial infrastructure for signal synchronization is established through this grant. Alternatively, signals surrounding this corridor could be fitted with an adaptive system which could operate independent from the synchronized signals improving traffic flow in areas outside the synchronized area in the future. Project 2 Replace 15 school zones with 33 electric powered school crossing lights with solar powered units Market sector served includes traffic control products, solar power products, and electrician labor. It is estimated 1-2 jobs throughout sectors could be retained or provided extended employment. Replacing electric powered school signal crossing light with solar powered units will eliminate electricity consumption by 84,350 KWH per year or 60 tons of CO2. Project 3 Install energy efficient LED hi-bay lighting in three recreation gyms and one maintenance center shop Market sector served includes lighting products and electrician labor. Installing energy efficient lighting in City Gyms and the shop would cost approximately $133,000. There are 112 hi-bay light fixtures in these buildings. LED lights can reduce energy consumption of the current hi- bay lights by approximately 75%. It is estimated these lights reduce power used by 81,536 kWh annually and reduce CO2 by 87 tons annually.
Project Description: All projects are in process development in preperation for competative bid letting
Jobs Summary: ARRA jobs created this quarter is 0 (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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