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Mayor Tim Keller Announces Major Lighting Improvements in the International District

$2.1 million investment in public safety with 150 new streetlights in areas most in need

May 10, 2021

Mayor Tim Keller, the Department of Municipal Development (DMD) and energy company Dalkia announced a significant investment in public safety and walkability in the International District today, with 150 new street lights to be installed in four neighborhoods by the end of 2021. 

A street lighting analysis indicated four neighborhoods in the International District with the biggest and most immediate needs, so the City took action to make the necessary investments.

The street lighting project includes the following neighborhoods in Southeast Albuquerque:

  • Trumbull Village: 54 new street lights. 31 solar/23 direct - $796,191.42
  • La Mesa: 43 new street lights. 37 solar/6 direct - $561,439.60
  • South San Pedro: 14 new street lights. 12 solar/2 direct - $178,851.98
  • Elder Homestead: 39 lights, 20 solar/19 direct - $596,211.54

“We’re making unprecedented investments in public safety, now with 150 new streets lights in the International District,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “Directing infrastructure dollars to projects like these makes our community safer, and is a boost for our post-pandemic recovery, sustainability and equity.”

By the end of 2021, the City will have installed over 567 new street light—from the southwest mesa all the way to the International District and neighborhoods in between.

The street lights are a combination of solar powered and direct powered and are funded out of the ¼ cent transportation tax bond costing $2,132,694.54. Mayor Keller, DMD and Dalkia will have installed over 150 new street lights in the International District by the end of 2021.