The City of Springfield is continuing the process of replacing outdated streetlights throughout the City with Light Emitting Diode (LED) fixtures. This lighting is up to 70 percent more energy-efficient, lasts 4-5 times longer, and allows for better control of light output than the existing high-intensity discharge (HID) lighting. The funding for this project was received from the American Rescue Plan Act which was passed in 2021 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The City has been replacing the 4,557 streetlights with LED lights in phases as light fixtures reached end of life and money was available. Now that federal funding has been provided for this project, the City is beginning to replace the remaining 3,124 lights immediately.

The City selected McKinstry to lead the streetlight replacement project. Community members may see auditors working throughout the City in marked vehicles counting streetlights and recording data. This audit will verify the number of fixtures and the equipment required to complete the project. McKinstry engineers will develop a design for the project and once the project design is approved, parts will be ordered. Installation is tentatively planned for the first half of 2023. The installer for this project has not been determined at this time.

What:  Auditors will be seen throughout Springfield to prepare for streetlight replacement

Who: City of Springfield traffic engineers and various contractors including McKinstry

When: Audit starts August 29, 2022, and continues until completion, estimated 4-6 weeks

Where: All streetlights in Springfield

Why: Upgrade streetlights to Light Emitting Diode (LED) fixtures for better performance

Additional Information: Brian Barnett, city traffic engineer or Scott Miller, traffic operations engineer 541.726.3761. FAQs and ongoing updates at