CENTRAL — The city has been working with Entergy and Dixie Electric Membership Corp. to put up safety lighting, which should start appearing in about a month at several intersections, city officials said.
The intersections were selected using traffic counts and accident information, said David Barrow, chief administrative officer for Mayor Mac Watts. “It’s a low cost road safety improvement,” Barrow said.
Entergy and DEMCO are working through the permit process with the state before installing the lights, he said.
In some cases, he said, installation could start in as little as 30 days. There is no cost to the city for the installation of the lights, Barrow said.
The city pays $8 or $9 a month to run the lights — which is an average because the lights are on more during the darker winter months than in the summer, he said.
The intersections where these first street lights will be installed are the following:
• Hooper Road at Devall Road.
• Lovett Road at Magnolia Square.
• Sullivan Road at Wax Road.
• Wax Road between Sullivan Road and Willowbrook Drive.
• Sullivan Road at Wisteria Lakes.
• Greenwell Springs Road at Sullivan Road.
• Sullivan Road at Gurney Road (after roundabout construction is complete).
• Wax Road at Magnolia Bridge Road.
• Greenwell Springs Road at Liberty Road.
• La. 64 at Peairs Road.
• La. 64 at Blackwater Road.
• Blackwater Road at McCullough Road.
• Blackwater Road at Core Lane.
• Blackwater Road at Gurney Road.