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Old downtown street lights to be removed

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Jimmy Norman, WG&L Director of Utility Construction Jimmy Norman, WG&L Director of Utility Construction
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ALBANY, GA - (WALB) -

Crews will begin to take down old street lights in an historic Albany neighborhood, but Water Gas and Light officials say they won't be thrown out.     

More than 40 new street and pedestrian lights in the Old Northside district went into use on Friday.  WG&L will keep the old ones to use as replacements in other areas.  

"They'll be re-purposed if we have another light hit by a car or something and have to take it down we'll use one of these old fixtures to replace it with," said Jimmy Norman, Water, Gas and Light Director of Utility Construction.       

Crews still have to take down about 15 old lights. Jimmy Norman says the new ones are more reliable and energy efficient. The $350,000 project was paid for with sales tax revenue and ADICA money.

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