AURORA (WBBM) — Far west suburban Aurora’s latest green initiatives should be spinning by the end of the month.
Aurora has paired two new traffic signals with wind turbines.READ MORE: Chicago Sky Win First WNBA Championship As They Top Phoenix Mercury
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City Traffic Engineer Eric Galt says the 38-foot towers are about the same height as nearby street lights and fit right in at the intersections of Frontenac Road and McCoy Drive and Fifth Street and Waterford Drive.READ MORE: Jubilant Fans, Booming Businesses Near Wintrust Arena As Chicago Sky Win WNBA Championship
He says each is expected to produce enough energy to power at least 10 signals.
The $117,400 project was funded with part of a federal energy efficiency and conservation grant.MORE NEWS: Amid Another Day Of Water Pressure Woes In Dixmoor, Village President Says Relief Is On The Way
Aurora hopes to put its next wind turbines up at its new police station