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.
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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.
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.
Aurora hopes to put its next wind turbines up at its new police station