Recently, some West Main Street residents in the Nebraska neighborhood will embrace a brighter future.
The city's Board of Public Works was to consider carrying out a project of adding dozens of high-quality streetlights along the West Main Street corridor to improve light levels, energy efficiency and safety.
According to Herb Berg, design coordinator with the city's streetlight engineering department, by replacing existing lights with 48 LED units, the city could benefit from a higher quality of light with only half the electricity required by older lights.
At present, the official hasn’t put out the project for bid, Berg would not reveal its exact cost, but he said it would be “well over” the $100,000 range. Funding will come from the Community Economic Development Income Tax.
Asides from LED retrofit, the installation of historic light fixtures, is also part of an ongoing community development plan to spruce up the Nebraska neighborhood.