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Posted on: July 5, 2022

Citywide lighting project brightens Victoria’s southside

An LED street light shines brightly at night by a sidewalk.

PHOTO: The City installed LED lights at Queen City Park and Pine Street Park last year.

More than 100 bright new LED lights are shining on Victoria’s southside, and there will be many more where those came from.

The City on June 20 began the first phase of a citywide lighting project in partnership with AEP to replace all 4,052 of Victoria’s amber-colored street lights with LED models by the end of this year.

The benefits of LED lighting include:

  • Improved safety on roadways
  • Energy conservation and cost savings
  • Decreased light pollution because the lights shine downward
  • Greater security and crime prevention
  • Greater community appeal for businesses, visitors and residents

What’s next

A map shows a high density of dots in the southern half of Victoria indicating street lightsPHOTO: This map shows all the lights that will be upgraded during the first phase of the citywide lighting project.

During the first phase of the project, AEP will replace 2,002 lights, focusing on the area south of Airline Road. AEP estimates that this phase will finish in August.

The second phase of the project will be brought to the City Council in October as part of the budget for fiscal year 2023. If the second phase is approved, AEP will begin replacing the remaining 2,050 street lights in October and finish by the end of 2022.

During the next three phases, which are scheduled through fiscal year 2026, the City and AEP will identify and pursue opportunities for additional lighting improvements.

To learn more about capital improvement projects scheduled for the next five years or to request a project, visit www.victoriatx.gov/engineering.

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