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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The city of West Lafayette hopes new street lights will improve safety in the New Chauncey neighborhood.
The redevelopment commission approved a pilot lighting program Wednesday.
The city is partnering with Duke Energy to install new LED lights along Salisbury Street.
Eight of them will be placed from Fowler Avenue to Robinson Street.
Although the street already has older lights at each intersection, certain areas become dark at night.
Deputy Development Director Erin Easter said they'll ask the community for feedback and use that to improve other neighborhoods.
"This will give us a real life example of how the lighting is working, how it looks in the neighborhood, what it feels like and it will make sure we get it exactly right before we continue to install lights everywhere else," said Easter.
The new lights will be designed to fit in with the historical neighborhood.
Easter said installation should happen sometime at the start of the new year.