ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The city is installing 150 new streetlights in the International District. The lights are going in around Trumble Village, La Mesa neighborhood and the Elder Homestead neighborhood.
Funded by the transportation bond, city officials say this 18-month effort is the largest lighting up to Albuquerque in years. Local leaders are calling this more than $2-million project an investment in the community. Officials did remind people that the wooden light poles are PNM light poles and the steel poles belong to the city.
A street light project kicked off in February in southwest Albuquerque in an effort to illuminate many dark streets. Last year, some areas of the International District received solar street lights to make roads safer for pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers.