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Kelowna to give some love to 14,000 street lights

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December 18, 2015 - 10:30 AM

KELOWNA - Most people don’t think much about street lights unless they happen to crash their car into one of them.

Kelowna has 14,000 street lights with a replacement value of $23 million, Kelowna council heard during budget deliberations today, Dec. 17.

Many of the lights, however, are past their service life and require maintenance or outright replacement in some cases.

Transportation division staff are asking for $100,000 for the ongoing streetlight program in 2016, a request councillors can count on every year for the foreseeable future.

The city will spend a further $225,000 this year upgrading traffic signals and the system that controls them.

Over half of that amount will be spent upgrading control cabinets at five major intersections. Anti-graffiti wraps for control cabinets will cost another $8,0000.

To contact the reporter for this story, email John McDonald at or call 250-808-0143. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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