Beverly to install energy-efficient street lights

With the help of a $250,000 state grant, Beverly is preparing to replace all its street lights with energy-efficient ones. The $1.3 million project calls for removing all 3,777 street lights and replacing them with LED technology, according to Michael Collins, the city’s commissioner of public services and engineering. He said the project will save the city energy costs and add to its ongoing environmental efforts. The other funding sources for the project are a previously awarded $278,570 state grant, $300,000 from National Grid, and a $471,430 bond, said Collins, who estimated the city will save $200,000 a year in energy costs.


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