A project to installed 57 new light emitting diode (LED) street lights in a neighborhood that previous did not have lights was completed by the Sacramento County Department of Transportation (SACDOT) last September. These residents in the south Sacramento neighborhood near Florin Road and Power Inn Road are benefitting from better visibility at night, increased safety and neighborhood security.
According to Sacramento County Supervisor Patrick Kennedy of District 2, “Finding solutions to improve neighborhoods is a priority for the Board of Supervisors. These new street lights will help to brighten, restore, and revitalize this neighborhood, making it safer for residents.”
Street light project costs were $525,000 and were funded in part by a federal Community Development Block Grant. The on-going maintenance and electricity for these highly efficient LEDs will come from annual tax assessments on properties in the project area.
The borders of the street light project include Palmer House Drive, Flamingo Way, Samantha Way, Power Inn Road and Loucreta Drive.
Also included in the project was the replacement of curbs, gutters, and sidewalks to accommodate the new street light foundations.
For information about current SACDOT projects, please visit the www.sacdot.com.