Northwest Urbana Streetlight Replacement

The City of Urbana selected Baxter & Woodman to provide design engineering services to upgrade their aging streetlight infrastructure in the northwest section of the City.  Baxter & Woodman evaluated the existing conditions, determined necessary improvements, and developed sustainable alternatives with associated costs to upgrade the lighting system while optimizing light levels in the area.

The initial phase of the project entailed meeting with the City to confirm project goals, collecting existing data, developing a project schedule, and discussing concerns for energy efficiency, light levels, light trespass, and dark sky compliance.  The information generated through life cycle cost analysis of various light engines, photometric analyses, material and operational cost comparisons, and return on investment calculations was summarized in a Street Lighting Improvements Study Report provided to the City.

new lightConcept plans and lighting unit alternatives were reviewed with the City and used to develop an optimal lighting infrastructure design which utilizes an energy efficient LED lighting system.  Baxter & Woodman provided final design drawings, bid documents, and a construction cost estimate as well as assistance with bidding.

The design was completed under the design engineering budget and ahead of the design schedule.  Construction bids came in under the City’s construction budget.  As a result, the City retained Baxter & Woodman to provide construction services for this project, including project initiation, construction administration, shop drawing review, field observation, and record drawings to confirm the project was constructed according to the plans, specifications and City’s standards.