Riverside, California 2022-05-24 09:47:20 –
Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to reflect the replacement of streetlights. Earlier versions of this story mentioned the wrong type of lamp.
Tired of the dim streetlights of Corpus Christi? City officials have a bright idea to fix it.
The city plans to complete the conversion of all street lights to LED fixtures within three years.
The city launched the “Light Up CC” initiative at a press conference on Monday. Brabs are exchanged in one phase a year, for a total of three phases.
Corpus Christi has over 15,000 streetlights. When all of them are replaced, the project is estimated to save more than $ 400,000 a year in cities, said Mayor Peter Zanoni.
Today’s street lights need to be replaced every five years, and LED lights last up to four times longer.
“LED technology for streetlights is gaining in popularity due to its longer lifespan, lower color rendering, brightness, lower carbon dioxide emissions and improved energy efficiency compared to other lighting options.” Zanoni said.
Work is scheduled to begin in July in Phase 1, including North Padre Island, Flower Bluff and Ocean Drive. Next, street lights will be exchanged on the South Side and in the city center. The final stage consists of the Crosstown Highway and the northwestern part of the city.
At a regular meeting on Tuesday, the city council will approve a contract with American Electric Power to begin the first phase of work. This includes replacing nearly 5,000 streetlights at a cost of approximately $ 570,000.
Kathryn Cargo tracks opening and development while reporting on the impact of city government decisions.See subscription options and special offers at Caller.com/subscribe.
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