On Monday, a contractor will begin work to replace 3,200 City-owned streetlights in Olympia with new Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology. Work is expected to be complete by the end of January 2014.

This project will cost the City approximately $2.8 million, which will come from a combination of funding sources, including a Department of Commerce Energy Efficiency Grant. The City predicts it will save approximately $174,000 annually in power costs.

The City has contracted with the Light Doctor to perform the work, with crews expected to start in west Olympia next week.