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From left, Public Service Co. of Oklahoma Vice President of Distribution Jennifer Ellis, North Tulsa Economic Development Initiative President Lana Turner-Addison, Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum and Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Deborah Gist celebrate new LED streetlights installed as part of the Vision Tulsa Peoria Enhancements project. (Courtesy photo)

TULSA – Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum and others gathered recently to celebrate 113 new LED streetlights installed as part of the Vision Tulsa Peoria Enhancements project.

Other speakers at a news conference included Lana Turner-Addison, president of the North Tulsa Economic Development Initiative; Jennifer Ellis, a vice president at Public Service Co. of Oklahoma; and Deborah Gist, superintendent of Tulsa Public Schools.

“Adding these 113 new LED streetlights improves both the quantity and the quality of lighting in this area,” Bynum said. “The new LED lights are designed to reduce glare and improve safety for motorists, pedestrians and people riding bicycles.”

The projected represented an investment of nearly $447,000 on a 2.6-mile section of N. Peoria Avenue.

According to a release, streetlighting improvements are occurring citywide; in the past couple of years 217 lights have been installed in neighborhoods and 148 have been installed on arterial streets. Citizens may make streetlight requests by contacting Tulsa 311.

Bynum said new sidewalks and landscaping also are in the works.

Source: https://journalrecord.com/2022/06/27/tulsa-investing-in-led-streetlights-more/

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