New Energy Efficient Lighting to Improve Lakewalk

Energy investments will pay itself back over 6-10 years

The Lakewalk Trail in Canal Park will soon be getting new and improved lighting, so visitors may have a better experience as they enjoy the lakeshore.

The City of Duluth is planning to replace light fixtures along the Lakewalk between the Aeiral Lift Bridge and the Rose Garden. New energy efficient lighting will help maintain connected and enjoyable public spaces while providing savings to the City over time.

Mayor Emily Larson announced an investment of $500,000 toward energy investments that will pay itself back over a period of 6-10 years. An estimated annual savings of $100,000, including rebates from MN Power and Comfort Systems, would contribute to a dedicated energy fund to help implement components of the City’s energy plan.

The light project would require the removal of every other fixture along the Lakewalk for a total of 5-6 lights per section of the trail. The project is expect to begin the week of August 8.

Once fixtures are removed, it takes approximately one week to replace them with a new LED system before re-installation can begin. The public may experience reduced lighting in areas.

The project is expected to be complete by the end of the summer.

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