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Mayor Tim Keller, District 6 Councilor Pat Davis Highlight New Street Lights in Nob Hill

Citywide investment bringing hundreds of new street lights to Southwest Mesa, South Valley, Downtown, International District, and Nob Hilln

Mayor Tim Keller, District 6 City Councilor Pat Davis, contractor Dalkia Solutions, and local Nob Hill business owners held an event this evening to highlight completion of yet another stretch of new street lights—part of a citywide investment in improving neighborhood livability, walkability, and public safety. As businesses begin to re-open, the lights and other improvements along this corridor will help bring people back safely.

Roughly 4,500 festoon lights stretch from Carlisle Blvd. to Girard along Central Avenue, a total of seven blocks.

“Like businesses all over our City, Nob Hill’s restaurants, breweries and shops were hit hard by the pandemic and showed real grit and resilience to stay afloat,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “As they begin to reopen, we’ve installed more lighting here and citywide to improve safety, make our neighborhoods more inviting, and boost customer visits for local businesses.”

The new lights for material and installation cost approximately $170,000 and was funded by Councilor Davis.

“Thanks to these new lights Nob Hill is going to shine even brighter,” said City Councilor Pat Davis. “I’m happy to have worked with our local businesses to add this new feature to Nob Hill that will make it look even better and feel safer”

In addition to the new festoon lights in Nob Hill, the City of Albuquerque has recently completed additional pinned curbing along the ART route and is working toward the installation of a HAWK signal anticipated to be completed in about a year. The festoon lights in Nob Hill are similar to the lights on Central Avenue from 1st street to 8th street and are part of the cities continued approach to add character and safety throughout Central Ave.

Citywide, the Keller administration is investing over $6 million to install over 500 new lights in critical stretches, many of which have been overlooked for decades. In addition to new lights in Nob Hill, the International District, Westside, Southwest Mesa and South Valley, and Downtown have all seen significant new street light infrastructure development.