Thanks to a $75,000 grant from the Wisconsin State Energy Office, two of Fitchburg's main arteries will soon be aglow with brighter, more energy efficient street lights. The city is converting 250 high pressure sodium streetlights with LED lighting. The lighting will not only save costs from reduced energy use and maintenance, but also improve safety for all modes of transportation by increasing nighttime visibility, transitioning from a dim yellow light to a more vibrant white light.
Electricians will be out in the next two weeks replacing the lights. The affected lights are on Fish Hatchery Road from Greenway Cross to E. Cheryl Parkway and on McKee Road from Fish Hatchery Road to S. Seminole Hwy.
Motorists are urged to slow down in areas that are narrowed to one lane during installation.