77 Arkansas communities to receive energy-efficient traffic light upgrades
Seventy-seven Arkansas communities will receive a combined $807,730 in grants to replace current incandescent fixtures in traffic and pedestrian signals with new LED fixtures. The grants are funded through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program.
This Energy Efficiency Community Block Grant (EECBG) project is a collaborative effort between the Arkansas Energy Office, a division of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, and the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. The funds are provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Within the 77 communities, approximately 9,700 incandescent traffic signals and 767 pedestrian signals bulbs will be replaced with LEDs and monitored for energy savings and carbon dioxide emissions. A total of 408 intersections in the state will be upgraded, with approximate total energy savings of approximately 91 percent.
The communities that were awarded funding are located in the following 71 cities and counties:
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