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Posted on: January 25, 2019

Circle Drive Area Street Light Replacement Project - March Update

March 2019  Update: The Village of Whitefish Bay Public Works Department is under contract with the construction company MP Systems for the Circle Drive Area Street Light Replacement Project.  This old street light circuit is the last remaining original street light circuit in the Village and is in very poor condition.  This existing lighting circuit is wired in series, has direct bury wire, requires the use of a separate non-traditional power source and transformer, and requires a substantial amount of maintenance.  Due to the old street light system being wired in series, any fault or failure anywhere in this old circuit causes the entire circuit to go offline.   The new street light circuit to be installed will be wired in parallel, will operate off of a traditional power service and will utilize break-away street light poles for vehicle safety.

The streets and associated street lights affected by this project are as follows:

  • Lake Forest Avenue:        Danbury Road to Lake Drive
  • Danbury Road:                 Lake Forest Drive to Birch Avenue
  • Birch Avenue:                    Marlborough Drive to Lake Drive
  • Circle Drive:                        Lake Drive north to Lake Drive South
  • Kimbark Place:                  Circle Drive to Lexington Boulevard
  • Lexington Boulevard:     Marlborough Drive to Lake Drive

The new concrete street light poles were delivered the week of January 28, 2019.   The remaining phase of the underground conduit boring work for the new street light poles and circuit began at that time, but work is weather dependent.  This last phase of the project required an extended street light outage throughout the entire project construction area to allow for this remaining work.   This outage began in early February, 2019 and will continue for several more weeks until all of the new street light poles, lights and conduit circuits have been installed and energized. The proposed project completion date to energize the entire new street light circuit per the contractor is April 5, 2019.

The Public Works Department staff understands the inconvenience that this project will create and greatly appreciates your patience and understanding.   If you should have any questions regarding this project, feel free to contact John Edlebeck, Director of Public Works at 414-962-6690 extension 114 or at j.edlebeck@wfbvillage.org.

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