Let there be more light? Council to decide
Kamloops city council will decide whether to borrow $2.4 million to shed more light on Tranquille Road.
The lighting upgrade, set to run over five or six months in 2013, will see new streetlights installed along the Tranquille Market corridor between Leigh Road and Sydney Avenue, with a focus on improving visibility at crosswalks and intersections.
Traffic lights at Yew and Poplar streets would also be replaced, as would the pedestrian signal on Wood Street.
Though the three updates weren’t initially part of the upgrade plan, city staff told council in a report that it makes sense to do the work now so the poles will match those in the rest of the area.
The three signals account for $600,000 of the total cost of the project.
The new streetlights will likely be LED models that consume less power and require less maintenance than older models.