Over 300 Streetlight Conversions Underway in Poolesville

by MCS Staff
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According to a Town of Poolesville press release, Phase one of LED streetlight conversions are underway. Over 300 lights will be retrofitted over the summer.

Funding for this project was possible through a $45,000 grant from the Maryland Energy Administration.  The LED lights use about 75% less electricity than the conventional lights they are replacing, which will significantly lower operational costs.

Congressman David Trone (MD-06) also recently announced that Poolesville was one of the successful grantees among 15 projects requesting funding for projects across Maryland’s Sixth District. These investments will create new jobs, deliver much-needed resources to Sixth District communities, and restore neglected infrastructure. Details: $4,192,720 through the Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill for the Fisher Avenue Streetscape Project for the Town of Poolesville, located at 19721 Beall St, Poolesville, MD 20837. A financial disclosure letter can be found here.

The funding will be used to construct streetscape infrastructure improvements on Fisher Avenue, which will include an increased focus on ADA accessibility and overall pedestrian safety and connectivity. The project will provide traffic calming measures for improved safety and traffic flow and will include pedestrian-friendly street lighting and sidewalks, which will help to attract and retain a quality business district. Ultimately, the Streetscape Project will dramatically enhance the Town’s infrastructure and lead to a revitalized downtown, increased business activity, and additional employment opportunities.

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