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Lincoln International Business District Lights Up

Lincoln International Business District Lights Up

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 2, 2015

MEDIA CONTACTS
Gwen Schuler, Media and Communications, gschuler@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5160
Maria Lee, Media and Communications, maria.lee@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-2054

Lincoln International Business District Lights Up With Upgrades 

The iconic red ornamental lights and street lights in the Lincoln International Business District – a priority revitalization area for the Tacoma City Council – will soon glimmer with new LED lighting. Thirty-one ornamental street lights and 20 standard cobra head street lights will be outfitted with the new LED bulbs, and four new standard cobra head LED street lights will be installed. 

“The City continues to work on projects to facilitate economic growth in Tacoma, and the Lincoln Business District has really had a growing international presence with world class international cuisine and shopping,” said Council Member Marty Campbell. “The new LED lights will change the face of this area bordered by an attractive neighborhood, beautiful Lincoln Park, and historic Lincoln High School. I, along with the community, look forward to seeing them.” 

The lighting upgrade is a part of the City’s existing work plans within the Lincoln International Business District. It is estimated to cost approximately $125,000. Additionally, $4.3 million has been set aside for improvements to the Lincoln International Business District this biennium.  

Work begins today, and will take place along South 38th Street from Tacoma Avenue South to South Thompson Avenue, and along South Yakima Avenue from South 38th to South 39th streets. Work is projected to be completed in approximately two weeks. 

Minimal traffic impacts are anticipated while the new LED lighting is being installed. For more information on the project, contact Debbie Bingham at debbie.bingham@cityoftacoma.org or (253) 591-5117. 

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