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Downtown lighting to improve amid service agreement with firm

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Posted at 8:31 PM, Oct 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-18 23:52:36-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A service agreement that would improve street lighting in downtown Corpus Christi was approved by city council on Tuesday.

The motion, which will cost $58,393, was part of a consent agenda that was unanimously approved by the council.

Funding for this is project is coming from the Bond 2018 Street Fund, the city’s Oct. 13 agenda states.

That work is to be performed by the Corpus Christi engineering firm Bath Group Inc.

In a copy of that contract, there is a letter from the firm’s president William B. Stark to the city of Corpus Christi’s engineering department in April. Stark wrote that his company's services will include design plans for lighting improvements, as well as the installation or replacement of LED lights.

The areas specifically mentioned include Water Street from Resaca to Kinney, Chaparral from Coopers Alley to Harbor and Mesquite from Hirsch to I-37.

In a summary of that contract from Sept. 22, the design phase could begin as early as October, and construction could begin in May 2021.

According to the agreement, AEP will provide all lighting products and power circuits to lighting fixtures, poles. a separate group will be contracted for new lighting fixtures.