Pearl, Miss- The City of Pearl has approved and authorized the streetlight conversion of its streetlight system in Entergy’s territory to new energy-efficient LED fixtures. The project is set to start on Monday, September 11, with installation crews arriving and getting equipment prepared. B&B Utility and Electrical Contractors, through their contract with PATH Company, will conduct the conversion and installation of the new fixtures with work scheduled to last into mid-December. The LED streetlights will significantly reduce energy costs, require less maintenance and provide brighter lighting for public safety.

“We are continuing our commitment to improve all aspects of infrastructure across the city,” said Mayor Jake Windham. “These new LED streetlights will allow us to save taxpayer dollars for years to come. The lighting will make our neighborhood streets and major roads safer and also improve the look as well. The project also includes converting all city buildings over to the LED lighting, which will again help save our taxpayers money and make our operations much more efficient.”

The contractors will work predominantly during daylight hours with temporary periods of nighttime work being performed on some of the City’s larger roadways. PATH’s personnel will be wearing safety equipment and their vehicles will be clearly marked. As is the case with all public infrastructure projects taking place in the City of Pearl, drivers are asked to please maintain a safe distance from workers and parked vehicles while driving.

If citizens have questions during the project, please contact Pearl Public Works at 601-932-3520.