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City adds 500 street lights across Albuquerque, residents say it’s not enough

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KOB 4 asked, “Is there a street that makes it impossible for you to walk at night?” His answer?

“Well Grove and Charleston streets are probably the worst, and I don’t go to Pennsylvania at night either,” said Stalborn.

So KOB 4 drove down those streets and sure enough, they were dark, with only street lights at the intersections leaving long rows of houses in the dark.

But on other streets, like the South, Albuquerque’s Urban Development Department installed new LED lights. In total, the city spent more than $5 million to add more than 500 lights throughout the subway line.

DMD Director Pat Montoya said: “These lighting improvements are part of the city’s drive to invest in well-established neighborhoods and improve safety for everyone. use sugar”.

Just north of Downtown, Wells Park has 78 new lights, Southwest Mesa has 215 new lights, and the International District now has 162 new street lights.

Driving in these neighborhoods, you can see the difference. The new lights are lower and brighter, many of them facing the sidewalk, not just the street. But there are parts of the road like 12th Street with the lights off. North of Lomas, 12th Street is bright but south of Lomas, in the Downtown Historic District, 12th Street has only street lights at intersections.

“The bigger they are, the better because the streets are quite dark,” said Stalborn.

Stalborn and his neighbors can grant their wishes. DMD said the city is not finished yet.

In the new year, 300 more lights will be installed in the spring. And these new lights use a combination of utility and solar energy.

https://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/city-adds-500-street-lights-across-albuquerque-residents-say-it-isnt-enough/6344672/?cat=500 City adds 500 street lights across Albuquerque, residents say it’s not enough

Yasmin Harisha

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