Darlington Historic Downtown (STH 23) Street Lighting

Lighting & Electrical – Design

Darlington Street Lights

KL Engineering completed the lighting design and plans for the nearly half-mile roadway reconstruction of historic downtown STH 23 (Main Street) in the City of Darlington. The overall project was a re-construction of the commercial Main Street district, which included extensive upgrades to the urban streetscape. This project was located near the Pecatonica River, which routinely floods several blocks into Main Street, and the design was required to include electrical infrastructure rated for submersible conditions.

Prior to reconstruction, the corridor had utility mounted streetlights serviced by an overhead electrical system, as well as old-fashioned globe lighting downtown. The Village viewed the globe lighting as a signature installation for the City and asked KL Engineering to provide a cost benefit evaluation for the replacement or refurbishment of the globe lighting system.  KL Engineering provided decorative lighting alternatives for the replaced overhead lighting and presented findings to City officials and stakeholders.

Project Details

Client: City of Darlington
Jeremy Williams, Director of Public Works
Location: Lafayette County, Wisconsin
Details: February 2018 – February 2021
KL Contact: Jake Joyal, PE

Project Elements

  • Decorative Lighting & Electrical Design
  • Globe Lighting Refurbishment
  • Lighting Alternatives Summary & Presentation
  • Design for Electrical Infrastructure within a Flood Zone
  • Structure-mounted Lighting
  • Rapid Rectangular Flashing Beacon Design (RRFBD)
  • Circuit & Cabling Design
  • Photometric Modeling & Analysis
  • Utility Coordination