Travellers along some of Alexandria’s arterial streets might see things in a different light now.
Transportation and Environmental Services has been working with Dominion Energy to swap out the city’s street lamps with LED lights. So far, the city said around 40% of the city’s streetlights have been swapped.
“As of October 2021, many arterial streets have been successfully retrofitted, including Van Dorn Street, Eisenhower Avenue, Duke Street, Washington Street, and N. Quaker Lane,” the city said. “In addition, all of the fixtures in the Cameron Station neighborhood and the Carlyle area have been transitioned to LED.”
The next phase of the project will involve continuing retrofits on main streets, like Route 1, King Street, Braddock Road and Glebe Road. The city said the transition to residential neighborhoods is likely to start in early 2022 once the lights on the arterial and collector streets have been changed. The project is expected to be completely finished in around 12-18 months.
The city said the new LED lights are brighter than existing streetlights, last five times longer and reduce energy consumption by 90%.
T&ES' Traffic Operations & Dominion Energy have been retrofitting the City's streetlamps with LED lights. To date, over 4,000 (~40%) of the streetlights are now LED. The remaining are slated to be retrofitted over the next 12 to 18 months. More info >>> https://t.co/SGv8v5x9an. pic.twitter.com/3xmPyhfovp
— Alexandria T&ES (@AlexandriaVATES) November 29, 2021
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