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South Alamo to get street light upgrade to increase safety

City officials are moving forward with a lighting project on S. Alamo St. to increase pedestrian safety.

City officials are moving forward with a lighting project on South Alamo St. to increase pedestrian safety.

The King William Association is helping move this project forward. It’s a project that will cost $160,000.

The funding comes within the city's inner Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone. It's part of a bigger lighting project from 2012.

A part of South Alamo is equipped with pedestrian lights already.

“Safety was of course a concern and also to provide continuity of the street scape," said Cherise Bell, with the King William Association. "We did have that through the year’s people asking for lights and of course there is always a process to go through."

This project would extend similar candy cane lighting along the 900 block S. Alamo through the 1100 block.

District 1 Councilman Roberto Trevino said the light project will increase safety and add investment to an area where a lot of cultural events are held every year.

“It also connects downtown and the Alamo Missions de San Antonio de Valero, to our World Heritage Missions South of here,” Trevino said.

Construction for the project is expected to start before the end of the year. City Council will officially sign off on the project on Wednesday, Oct. 5th.

“Have patience it's going to be an incredible improvement for this incredible corridor that we all know of, “ Trevino said.

If you need more lights in your neighborhood, city officials say you can contact your district representative.

Click HERE for a full list of contacts.

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