High Mast Lighting with KDOTPosted on Thursday, March 10th, 2016 by Mike McKenna
In Clients, Traffic, Transportation Engineering, tagged in Tags: high mast lighting, highway, led lighting
We’re currently partnering with the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) on several highway lighting projects. Together, we’re replacing existing, weathering steel poles before they become a hazard to the public. These high mast poles are placed strategically to light interchanges and surrounding intersections. This is done to improve visibility and ultimately safety.
When it comes to our design solutions, we’re working directly with KDOT to transition from the old standard high pressure sodium and metal halide lighting to LED lighting, which is more cost-effective and long-lasting. Learn more about how our transportation team is tackling these projects below:
High Mast Lighting along I-70 from 10th Street to James St. (Wyandotte Co.)
In this project, we put together plans to replace 22 high mast (90’-140’) lighting towers. These include replacing all existing wiring and conduits. This particular project involved a lot of coordination with the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR). In fact, it was eventually split into two projects as a result:
- The first project (20 light towers) is currently being completed by Capital Electric.
- The second project (two light towers) involves KDOT and UPRR and is ongoing.
High Mast Lighting along US-54 from K-42 to Meridian Ave. (Sedgewick Co.)
Here, we will replace six, existing high mast light towers and one previously removed tower. We are also installing new, LED lighting instead of the typical and existing metal halide lighting. In addition to the high mast towers on this project, we are also replacing the under deck lighting for the bridge over K-42 and Meridian. We also coordinated with the Kansas Oklahoma Railroad to run conduit underneath their track. This project is in the final stages of planning and should be constructed this summer.
High Mast Lighting along US-54 and Hillside (Sedgewick Co.)
In this project, we replaced seven, existing high mast light towers. We are currently installing new, LED lighting instead of the typical and existing metal halide lighting. This project is in the final stages of plans and should be constructed this summer.
To learn more about how we can simplify your transition to LED high mast lighting, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.