Medical Center lighting improvement project continues

Washington University Medical Center is continuing to improve lighting around campus sidewalks this fall.

Phase II of the public realm lighting project began this month with work along parts of Clayton and Newstead avenues. Crews are removing portions of the existing sidewalk, installing concrete bases and pavers in preparation to install lantern-style lights with planters every 50-60 feet one side of the street. Similar work will continue until mid-December, weather permitting, throughout the medical center. Phase I was completed last fall.

The project began in the spring of 2009 to improve lighting in pedestrian areas of the medical center, to improve public safety and to create a consistent architectural look. It continues a commitment to a campus style established several years ago when similar lighting was installed on the western side of the medical center.

Costs for the project are shared by the School of Medicine and BJC HealthCare.

Areas that will be part of Phase II include:
• North side of Clayton Ave. between Newstead and Boyle. In addition, 40 foot cobra-head-style light poles will be installed every 100-120 feet in this area.
• West side of Newstead between Clayton and Duncan Ave.
• East side of Newstead between Duncan and Forest Park Blvd.
• North side of Duncan between Taylor and Newstead.
• West side of Taylor between Duncan and Childrens Place.
• North side of Scott Ave.
• South side of McKinley between Taylor and Euclid.
• North/partial South side of Clayton between Euclid and Kingshighway.
• South side of Clayton between Euclid and Taylor and partial west side of Taylor south of Clayton.
• South side of Clayton between Taylor and Boyle.