For more than a year, many Palm Coast residents have been pressuring city leaders to install more streetlights along residential roads and major boulevards. During Tuesday’s City Council workshop, LTG’s Vice President Gil Ramirez presented a draft of the master plan.
LTG was contracted by the City of Palm Coast to develop a citywide master plan for adding streetlights. LTG designed a blueprint for segments of Belle Terre Parkway and Lakeview Boulevard, the first two roads the city plans to equip with more lighting. Most of the design plans for those two roads are complete and the majority of lights installed over the first two years will be along Belle Terre and Lakeview.
LTG used several different standards, such as traffic volume, posted speed limits, crash rates at night and the presence of sidewalks, to rank the city’s collector roads. They we prioritized the roads where street lighting is most essential according to those rankings.