Springfield, Eversource teaming up to improve city street lights

Hampden County

Springfield has joined forces with Eversource to make the city’s streets brighter.

People in Springfield’s South End said the streets in the area were very dark at night for many years. And they felt unsafe.  

“The area’s a little, a little rough,” said Julia Berry of Northampton.

This past spring, Springfield’s Department of Health and Human Services, along with community advocacy groups, worked with Eversource to address these concerns, and fix some of the broken streetlights.

The city said when the project began, more than 700 street lights were out. Now, there are less than 100.

“I think that’s going to help the area a lot,” said Henry Turner. “Could stop people just hanging on the corners. brighten up the area.”

The city said funding for the repairs was provided by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

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