No city street left unlit— that is the plan of the city government at the very least.
Dubbed simply as the Installation of Street Lighting System in Tacurong, this P16 million project aims to put up solar-powered streetlights along the four major highways crisscrossing the city and all main streets in the downtown and barangay areas.
The better news, however, is that a big chunk of this project is currently underway and is at the bidding stage.
Costing P10 million, the city government will soon procure 328 units of 60 watts solar streetlights to be peppered along 24 major streets in the city.
These are the Doña Alica Avenue, Rizal Avenue, Quirino Avenue, Roxas Avenue, Pioneer Avenue, Quezon Avenue, Jaycee Avenue, Magsaysay Avenue, Martines St., Lapu-lapu St., Malvar St., Ledesma St., Mabini St., Bonifacio St., Jose Abad Santos St., Gen. Lim St., Doña Aurora St., Gen. Luna St., Fr. Burgos St., Diego Silang St., Del Pillar St., New Isabela Barangay Road, Public Terminal Road, and Brgy. Upper Katungal Provincial Road.
Each solar streetlight will be composed of a solar panel, a 60 watts LED solar lighting lamp with integrated LiFePO4 battery, an arm bracket, and accessories, all assembled in an existing utility post. Each set costs P24,000.
While that part of the project is well underway, other series of installations were set in motion as early as the 1st quarter of the year.
Currently, Tacurongnons are enjoying the nightime illuminations of the P2 million- worth installation of 100 watts solar streetlights along the direction of Rotunda- San Pablo stretch of the national highway.
Another P2 million – worth of installation was completed during this period of Modified Community Quarantine along the direction Rotunda – Dragon Complex with the same 19 units of 100 watts solar streetlights.
Next in line is another P2 million installation along the national highway – Upper Katungal junction. This series of the project is currently at the bidding stage.
This streetlight installation project is one of the promised priorities of City Mayor Angelo O. Montilla. He pooled enough resources from the 2019 and 2020 budget and he is adamant in seeing this project through before the end of his term.(YMR, LGUTac-Info)