Council OKs purchase of lighting for Frisco-Scull Creek Trail connection

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A cyclist rides south on Frisco Trail toward Dickson Street at dusk Tuesday night. The stretch of trail will soon be lit at night by LED light fixtures.

Construction of the most anticipated link of Fayetteville’s trail system was completed last October. Soon, that stretch of trail will be lit up at night with brand new LED lights.

In a unanimous decision Tuesday night, the Fayetteville City Council approved the complete consent agenda which included a resolution to purchase 25 LED light fixtures and poles to be placed on the Frisco-Scull Creek Trail connection between Maple Street and Spring Street.

Since the completion of the 0.4-mile stretch of trail, city staff has been researching and testing LED light fixtures to find a suitable match to the existing fixtures installed along Frisco trail from Spring Street south to Prairie Street. According to staff documents submitted by Trails Coordinator Matt Mihalevich, the fixtures and poles specified in the resolution are a perfect match.

After sales tax, the total cost of the project will be $49,981.88.

The LED fixtures will be purchased using funds from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) in the amount of $32,100. The poles will be funded using $13,650 from the already budgeted Transportation Bond Trail Development Program.

The equipment will be purchased from Upchurch Electrical Supply Company.