West Allis Street Lighting Conversion Project

Lighting & Electrical – Design & Construction

KL Engineering was the prime consultant to the City of West Allis to complete a planning study of a long-term City-wide street lighting conversion from high-voltage series circuitry to low voltage parallel circuiting and LED retrofit. The study included phasing out a large inventory (nearly 10,000) of obsolete Low-Pressure Sodium luminaires before production and supply of replacement lamps are no longer available.

This study was completed in 2019 and included extensive coordination with City staff, developing an inventory of lighting assets, modeling replacement scenarios, preparing budget and implementation strategies, and developing a technical report and presentation to elected officials.

Since the planning study was completed, the project transitioned into the design, bidding, and construction oversight for upgrading approximately 300 street lights annually starting in 2019. These first two years are part of a 20-year program of lighting conversion projects.

Project Details

Client:City of West Allis Engineering Department
Peter Daniels, City Engineer
Location:Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
Details:April 2019 – Present
KL Contact:Jake Joyal, PE

Project Elements

  • Long-Term Circuit Conversion Plan
  • Alternatives Evaluation
  • Final Report & Presentation to West Allis Officials
  • Plans & Bidding Documents
  • Standard Specifications & Details for Electrical Infrastructure
  • Preliminary & Final Design
  • Lighting System Budget Model
  • 5-Year Budget Plan
  • Construction Inspection