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A brighter journey: New LED street lighting installed in Gainesville
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UTEC foreman Tyler Young prepares to change out a high pressure sodium street light out with a new led light Wednesday afternoon at Yonah Avenue and Enota Avenue.

Crews with Georgia Power installed a new LED light Wednesday at Yonah and Enota avenues in Gainesville.

The utility company has begun converting roadway lighting with the new brighter and more energy-efficient LED lighting, specifically in areas along Thompson Bridge Road.

Eventually a total of 1,799 lights throughout Gainesville will be replaced. Another 850 lights will be converted in Hall County.

“We are happy to have a brighter illumination around our campus,” said Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy Principal Wesley Roach. “The new lights should provide greater security for Enota Avenue, including the area around the school.”