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City of Akron ‘Great Streets Initiative’ Partners with UA, First Energy

The new LED streetlights are meant to keep streets around the University brighter and more secure for students walking at night.

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

February 12, 2020

A total of 252 LED streetlights are being installed by Ohio Edison, a subsidiary for FirstEnergy Corp., in the South Exchange Street Corridor neighborhood thanks to a partnership between the City of Akron and The University of Akron. The “Great Streets Initiative” aims at brightening the streets ...