Drivers in Lloydminster may have safer and more energy efficient travels thanks to a new Streetlight system.
On Tuesday, ATCO and city officials gathered on 25 St. and 53 Ave to hold a ceremony on behalf of the intelligent light project being honoured internationally by the Illuminating Engineering Society. Mayor Gerald Aalbers says the project along College Drive will reduce maintenance costs by up 50 per cent and energy use by 80 per cent.
“I think this is a perfect example between The City and ATCO, a private business, to improve that footprint while gaining for everybody.”
14 winners were selected out of 400 submissions for the 2018 Illumination Award, ATCO was one of two based in Canada. Aalbers says he believes the international recognition will help gain some eyes on the Border City.
“It puts us on a spotlight where people will look us up as well by asking “where is Lloydminster?” and they will realize we’re in northern Canada and it will be a benefit for all sorts of people because now they will prove that it works in “the north”.”
ATCO says the sensors communicate once a vehicle enters the roadway lighting up as you travel along College Drive. The motion sensors on the lights will be able to help with 24-hour data collection on vehicle and pedestrian traffic in the area.