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Lafayette investing in lighting project to improve pedestrian safety

Lighting will be installed along the multi-use trail on Concord Road.

Posted: Feb 27, 2019 8:17 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Lafayette is investing in lighting to improve safety along one of its trails.

Tuesday, the board of works gave the go ahead for the city to partner with the Indiana Department of Transportation on the project.

Lighting will be installed along the multi-use trail on Concord Road. It runs from Maple Point Drive to Veterans Memorial Parkway.

INDOT will provide federal funding for 80 percent of the project and the city will pay for the rest.

City Engineer Jeromy Grenard said the idea came from the Bike and Pedestrian Citizens Advisory Committee. It identified the trail as a hot spot for improvements.

"There's not a lot of street lighting out there on Concord Road," said Grenard. "So, this project will install pedestrian level lighting on that trail to make it more usuable later in the evening."

The city is in the process of hiring someone to design the project. Grenard said work should begin sometime in 2020.

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