In 2017, the city unveiled a plan to install better quality, more reliable LED light fixtures on streets, alleys, and viaducts. The plans will increase safety, reduce energy costs to taxpayers, and improve the environment.
The city-wide lighting initiative will replace over 270,000 existing outdated High Pressure Sodium (HPS) light fixtures with new energy-efficient LED lights and create a modern lighting management system to streamline maintenance and repairs.
In fall 2017, the City kicked-off the installation of the new light fixtures on the South and West Sides, installing more than 18,000 LED lights on main arterials in those priority areas. Starting in early 2018, crews began to install new LED lights on South and West Side Priority Area residential streets and on 17 main arterial streets throughout the City. Over the course of four years, the program will install over 270,000 LED lights across the entire city.
Below is an interactive map on the Chicago Smart Lighting Program rollout.
Residential areas highlighted in yellow indicate upcoming installations within two weeks. Residential areas highlighted in blue are where installations have been completed.
Arterial streets are marked with lines. Arterial streets in yellow indicate upcoming installations within two weeks. Arterial streets in blue indicate where installations have been completed.