P21183 Citywide Streetlight LED Upgrades
Auditors have completed taking inventory of street lights. We are currently reconciling the auditor’s inventory against our historical data to resolve any discrepancies. We are also in the process of selecting fixtures and a control system.
What is happening?
The City of Springfield has received funding for streetlight replacement throughout the City. All streetlights within Springfield that are not currently Light Emitting Diode (LED) fixtures will be converted to LED lighting. This lighting is up to 70% more energy-efficient, lasts 4-5 times longer, and allows for better control over light output. The funding was received from the American Recovery Plan Act that was passed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The City has been planning for streetlight replacement for several years of all 4,557 lights within the City with work being done in phases as money was available. Now that federal money has been provided for this project, we are beginning the work immediately.
What is the process for replacing streetlights?
The City has selected McKinstry to lead the project to replace the City’s streetlights. The process will begin in August 2022 with an audit of the existing streetlights. Staff will be counting and recording data of each streetlight in the City to verify the number of fixtures and equipment required to complete the project. McKinstry engineers will develop a design for the project including types of lights and additional fixtures required. Once the project design is approved then 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 but we will update this page when they are selected.
What is the schedule for replacing streetlights?
Auditors will be taking inventory of streetlights during the summer and fall 2022, construction is planned for the first half of 2023.
How will this affect me?
You may see auditors around Springfield, staff will mostly be auditing from their cars. Vehicles with yellow flashing lights and magnetic signs displayed that say they are a streetlight auditor will be displayed while they are working. If the road or traffic make it difficult to audit by car, these auditors will be on foot with a high visibility vest. There will be two auditors working throughout the City but a third may be added depending on schedule.
For more information please contact:
Brian Barnett, city traffic engineer or
Scott Miller, traffic operations engineer
Check out the before and after photos from a similar project in Sandy, Oregon. Photos provided by Cree Lighting.
See a comparison of some of the upgraded lights that were installed on Main Street as part of an emergency safety upgrade with the Oregon Department of Transportation.