If you have noticed people walking around New Albany wearing these orange vests and caps, never fear. They should not bother anyone at home.
They are the contractors who are auditing the city’s streetlight system to prepare for replacing all the old lights with new LEDs.
The crews are recording the location of each light, the type, its condition and taking photos to back the information up.
Although the city has about 1,500 streetlights one of the workers said the audit should be done in about a week and a half. Once the audit and list of replacement fixtures is approved by city officials, the new ones will be ordered to replace old ones. Some locations in the city should see better lighting, more controlled and less obtrusive lighting, and lighting in some park and other areas that have been underlighted.
The entire project is expected to take about eight months and ultimately save the city more than $1 million as well as providing better lighting.
More details on new city streetlights: https://www.nemiss.news/streetlight-audit-begins-now/count, orange vests, replacement, streetlight, udit