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Pioneer Square Pilot LED Streetlight Project


Posting Date: 12/26/2017                

Contact: Kevin Gorman - Project Manager

Phone: (206) 615-0650

PROJECT UPDATE (2/12/2018):

Our survey is now live. Please provide your feedback on the pilot project here: surveymonkey.com/r/PSFixtures

Survey feedback is due by February 26, 2018.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Seattle City Light is piloting a program to improve customer safety, reduce carbon emissions and conserve resources by installing LED streetlight fixtures in Pioneer Square. Two manufacturers have been selected and your comments are needed to decide which fixtures will light Pioneer Square.  The new fixtures will be evaluated for appearance, historical integrity and light levels. The fixtures must meet City Light standards and Seattle Department of Transportation minimum light level and uniformity guidelines.

City Light is testing fixtures on 2nd Avenue South between South Washington and South Jackson streets.

LED FIXTURE LOCATIONS


Pilot Testing Areas (on 2nd Avenue South, between South Washington and South Jackson streets)



PROJECT TIMELINE (BEGINNING JANUARY 2018)

  • Stage 1: Light readings of existing fixtures

  • Stage 2: Installation of test fixtures

  • Stage 3: LED light analysis 
    (Survey feedback due by February 26, 2018)

  • Stage 4: Seattle City Light will present its findings to the Pioneer Square Preservation Board

PROJECT BENEFITS

  • The new LED streetlights will make arterial streets safer by increasing their visibility at night.
  • LEDs reduce greenhouse gas emissions during manufacturing as well as when they are in use. Additionally, about 20,000 tons of reduced carbon emissions per year are the result of fewer service vehicle trips.
  • The pilot program provides an opportunity for community feedback that may affect which fixture will be chosen.

PROJECT IMPACTS

  • Maintenance power outages are not planned for this work.
  • Customers can expect some traffic impacts during the removal of existing streetlight fixtures and the installation of new LED fixtures.
  • Parking in the immediate area may be impacted.

SURVEY FEEDBACK

Starting on February 12, 2018, you can provide your input on which fixture area you prefer by accessing our survey: surveymonkey.com/r/PSFixtures

Survey feedback is due by February 26, 2018.

NEXT STEPS

If the test fixtures are not approved, they will be scheduled for immediate removal, following the board decision.

If approved, an order will be placed to convert the Pioneer Square neighborhood to the new LED fixtures in 2018.


SCHEDULE

Construction Start: January 2018

Duration: 2 to 3 Months

Daily Work Schedule: N/A
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