Sound Off

Is there any chance of getting a street light installed at 31st and Louisiana? It's hard to see the road when you are trying to make turns.

Yes, there's a chance, said Chuck Soules, the city's director of public works. "We'll take a look at it," he said. The city's policy is to have street lights installed at all intersections, plus the ends of cul-de-sacs, he said. But factors can hold up installations, such as objections from neighbors or a lack of nearby electrical service. The city pays Westar about $600,000 a year to install, maintain and provide electricity for such lights in Lawrence. "If a street light's needed, and there's electric service available, we'll have Westar put one in," Soules said.


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