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Town's 291 new street lights to go up


Coulee Dam’s council approved a $9,700 change order on its proposed LED street light project at its meeting last Wednesday night.

The change order will enable the contractor, Northwest Edison, to install 291 TRS series photocontrols with the new energy saving street lights.

The cost of the change order has been okayed by the state’s Transportation Improvement Board, the organization funding the 100-percent grant.

The project will replace old style street lights with LED (light-emitting diode) lights which will save the town about 60 percent of its street light energy costs.

The town of Coulee Dam is one of six communities in the state to receive the grant.

Public works director Barry Peacock said last week that the project will start early in December and take from one to two weeks to complete.

The Seattle firm, Northwest Edison, will begin work as soon as the fixtures arrive, Peacock stated.

The grant was for up to $252,000, and the bid by Northwest Edison, with the change order, will come to $137,067, according to information given the council.

The project will replace 291 lights.

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