Event Dedicates New Street Lights

By robb, November 24, 2010 9:55 am

Thank you to everyone who joined us on November 8th to dedicate the energy efficient street lights on 46th Street!  Over 100 community members appreciated the opportunity to celebrate implementation of the first Minnehaha-Hiawatha Community Works Project, enjoy refreshments, and tour the project.

Sam Newberg, Standish-Ericsson resident and Community Advisory Committee (CAC) member, welcomed attendees to the dedication at Minnehaha Cafe.  Hennepin County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin, Minneapolis City Council Member Sandy Colvin Roy, Local Road Research Board Chair Deb Bloom, and Longfellow resident and CAC member Lisa Middag made brief remarks highlighting the project’s background and innovation.  Commissioner McLaughlin and Council Member Colvin Roy then flipped a switch to light the street lights.

In addition to the program, community members took the opportunity to learn about community resources from the Bike-Walk Ambassadors, Hennepin County Community Works, Hennepin County Environmental Services, Longfellow Community Council, Metro Transit, and Standish-Ericsson Neighborhood Association.

See below for great event photos by Hennepin County’s Public Affairs department.  Take a look at the short video by Minnesota 2020.

Please check out the new induction and LED street lights on 46th Street between 34th and 46th avenues and let us know what you think by taking this survey.

Street Lights Switch

Hennepin County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin and Minneapolis City Council Member Sandy Colvin Roy flip the switch to the 46th Street lighting project.

Street Light

The project aims to test and compare the overall costs associated with High Pressure Sodium (HPS) street lights to Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights and induction lights to determine the most cost-effective lighting strategy.

Street Lights Sunset

Hennepin County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin with event emcee Sam Newberg (Standish-Ericsson CAC representative) and Minneapolis City Council Member Sandy Colvin Roy.

Street Light Tour

Event organizers led tours for visitors after the event.

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