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Xcel replaces Ironwood street lights

 

August 31, 2018

Steve Newman/Daily Globe

TRAVIS MCGAHA prepares to run wires for new light poles on McLeod Avenue in Ironwood Thursday. Xcel Energy is installing the new lights. The crew is running feeder lines for new fiberglass poles that will light the streets in a zigzag pattern.

By RICHARD JENKINS

rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com

IRONWOOD - Excel Energy's efforts to improve its infrastructure continued in Ironwood Thursday, including replacing aging street lights.

Around 30 street lights in the downtown area are being replaced, according to Xcel Energy spokesperson Chris Ouellette.

"We're upgrading them to LED and to fiberglass poles," Ouellette said. "That's probably going to be the most notable difference for folks in Ironwood.

"A lot of the poles, and some of our conductors and lines up there; they date back to the 1950s."

The new LEDS are similar to ones installed i...



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