DENVER — The city of Denver will install 182 new street lights along the 16th Street Mall to replace aging light fixtures and lights that have been removed, as well as to add new ones in critical locations along the Mall.
Mayor Michael Hancock made the announcement Tuesday. He says the new lamps will do more than just improve the appearance of the Mall.
“These new lights will enhance the experience of our unique mall and create a brighter and more inviting, safe space for everyone to enjoy,” Hancock said, adding that it’s critical to keep the downtown area welcoming for everyone.
The new light fixtures will replace the original iconic ones and could save the city money in the end by using LED lighting to reduce energy costs.
The project will be funded through Downtown TIF money. The Denver City Council Finance and Services Committee will consider a proposed purchase order of $1.9 million.
Crews will start installing the lights in May. The project is expected to last through September.