2021 Yellow Springs News Merchandise
Jul
28
2021
Infrastructure & Services
Village electric workers installed new streetlamps downtown on Wednesday morning. (photo by Kathryn Hitchcock)

Village electric workers installed new streetlamps downtown on Wednesday morning. (photo by Kathryn Hitchcock)

New streetlights go in

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The Village electric crew was busy yesterday morning installing new street lamps on the west side of Xenia Avenue in downtown Yellow Springs. Five railroad-style lights were installed to take the place of the previous streetlights, which were taller and of a more modern design.

The work was part of the third and final phase of the downtown streetscape project, which began in 2012 under then-Village Manager Laura Curliss. While the project began due to the need for sidewalk repair downtown, it expanded to include the replacement of the tall streetlights with shorter, more energy efficient lights; the replacement of invasive and aged pear trees with young, native trees; and the burial of electric lines. Work on the east side of Xenia Avenue took place in two stages, with the third stage, that of the west side of Xenia Avenue, postponed until this year.

The crew installed five new railroad style lamps in the block between Corry Street to the north and Short Street to the south on Wednesday. Work will continue on sidewalk replacement on the block between Short Street and Limestone, to be followed by the installation of new streetlamps on that block.

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