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Palmer Woods Underground Street LightingDetroit, MI

Motor City Electric Utilities Co. (MCEU) provided installation services for 125 decorative light poles to help recondition the streets of Detroit. This project was one that required several alternate plans from the original scope of work and included underground work involving conduit and wiring.

Performing Arts High School Detroit, MI

Motor City Electric Utilities installed new underground 13.2KV primary feed, underground primary conduit bank and provided the installation and splicing of 15KV primary cable feed for the City of Detroit Public Lighting.

Washington Boulevard StreetscapeDetroit, MI

In an ongoing makeover of the City of Detroit, MCE Utilities Co. was involved in several “cosmetic” constructions. One was the installation of decorative lighting and traffic signal equipment on Washington Blvd. in Detroit. This project included underground wiring and conduit, plus the installation of 40 decorative-post top poles, 23 quintet poles and upgraded traffic signal equipment.

Michigan Department of Transportation Streetscape LightingDetroit, MI

As part of the continuing growth of Detroit, many streets have been designated for renovation. Perhaps one of the biggest streets in Detroit is Woodward Avenue, which starts at Jefferson Avenue along the Detroit River (overlooking Canada) and stretches north some 25 miles all the way to Pontiac, Michigan. Motor City Electric Utilities Co. has done many jobs on Woodward Avenue, including the installation of decorative street lighting, landscaping, brick pavers and benches. This job also required extensive underground wiring and conduit throughout the project scope in order to maintain the Avenue’s decorative integrity.

City of Detroit Public Lighting DepartmentDetroit, MI

This project consisted of several tasks, the biggest being the installation of 100 decorative light poles and traffic signal upgrades on Michigan Avenue in Detroit. Underground conduit and manholes had to be installed, as well as underground primary cables. MCEU also took on the complete design and rebuild of approximately 265 decorative poles in Detroit and assisted the City of Detroit Public Lighting with overall lighting along the major roadways in the city. This entailed upgrading and converting over 2,900 lights.

Oakman Boulevard Underground Street LightingDetroit, MI

We installed approximately 125 decorative light poles, underground conduit and wiring as part of this lighting program by the City of Detroit Public Lighting Department to upgrade lighting in various historic neighborhoods. This project, along with the Palmer Woods project, was the first of many to come within the city limits.

Traffic Signal UpgradeDetroit, MI

MCE Utilities upgraded traffic signal equipment in various locations throughout Detroit. This required the removal of old traffic signal equipment and the installment of all new equipment. This job also included underground conduit, handholes, foundations, installation of new poles and signal equipment, span wire, cabling, control cabinet, concrete and sidewalk restoration.

Cass Lake Streetscape – Keego HarborKeego Harbor, MI

Motor City Electric Utilities installed 100 decorative light poles, underground wiring and conduit. The City of Keego Harbor, through their downtown development group, hired MCEU to install this project in conjunction with a landscape improvement plan designed to improve the city’s main business district.

I-94 (Michigan Highway) Industrial ParkDetroit, MI

As part of ongoing improvements along the waterfront, the Detroit Economic Growth Corp. has developed this project to make way for a future industrial park, bringing new businesses to Detroit. Our involvement on this design/build project consisted of rerouting overhead primary lines and installing new street lighting for the industrial park roadway for the City of Detroit Public Lighting.


Motor City Electric Utilities has performed new overhead line construction, along with annual storm repair and maintenance for power and transmission companies throughout the midwest and southern states that have been affected by severe weather conditions.