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Light Switch

Jeff Garretson - May 6, 2014 12:20 pm

Crews continue to replace the lighting in downtown Salina.

Tuesday morning, employees with Precision Electric Contractors of Salina were lowering light towers in a parking lot at 7th Street and Iron, then swapping old halogen bulbs with new LED lamps.

Robert Lepping with Precision tells KSAL News that the digger truck holds the pole in place while workers undo the nuts, “It takes some old fashion elbow grease to get some of these loose,” he said.

The project, to replace the ornamental street lights with LED lamps, plus three parking lots and pedestrian walkways is nearing the home stretch.

“We’ll be done updating 380 light posts in downtown by about mid-June, Josh Perez with Precision said.

The work began in August of 2013 with crews replacing wiring under the sidewalks and streets around downtown Salina.

The estimated cost of the project is $3.1 million dollars.

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