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Posted on: September 27, 2018

Circle Drive Area Street Light Replacement Project to begin on Wednesday, September 26

The Village of Whitefish Bay Public Works Department is currently 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 has required a substantial amount of maintenance.   The new street light circuit to be installed will be wired in parallel, operate off of a traditional power service and utilize break-away street light poles for vehicle safety.

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO CONFLICTS WITH THE EXISTING WATERMAIN AND TO BE ABLE TO MAINTAIN THE OPERATION OF THE EXISTING STREET LIGHTING SYSTEM UNTIL DECEMBER, 2018, THE NEW STREET LIGHT SYSTEM WILL BE INSTALLED ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE STREET AS THE CURRENT STREET LIGHT SYSTEM ON THE BELOW HIGHLIGHTED STREETS:

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

Lake Drive:  Lexington Boulevard to Lake Forest Avenue


Underground conduit boring work began on Wednesday, September 26, starting on Lake Forest Avenue proceeding to the east and south.  All underground work will proceed first, and the street light pole and light fixture installation will be completed at the end of the project. Extended street light outages are expected as this work proceeds until the final street light circuit has been installed and energized as scheduled in December, 2018.

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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