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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Street lighting upgrades

Beginning the week of May 15, 2017 and continuing into mid-June, the City of Ellensburg is upgrading over 1,400 street light fixtures citywide, replacing older lights with energy efficient LED street lights. This project supports the City’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy by conserving energy in city operations.

The light replacement contractor is working throughout the City, and is replacing lights using a grid system that takes into account proximity of lights by the type of light fixture.  Vehicles may encounter service trucks, traffic cones diverting traffic, and the possibility of flaggers present to direct traffic to one lane.  

The total project cost is $936,007, with $706,600 secured in grant funding from the Transportation Improvement Board. It is anticipated the cost of energy savings will be approximately $70,000 per year.

For more information, contact Energy Services at (509) 962-7124.

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