More than 20 street lights on one of the city's most notorious roads will be replaced, but the electricity company responsible for them has remained tight-lipped on whether concerns have been raised about lighting.
In October 2019, Wagga City Council was asked to review all Bourke Street projects being explored and outline ways to improve the safety of the road for pedestrians and motorists.
An update to the request was provided in documents tabled at Monday's council meeting, which listed some upgrades being considered.
It also revealed that Essential Energy had commenced the design process to replace suspension lights throughout Wagga.
An Essential Energy spokesperson said the suspension streetlights on Bourke Street would be replaced with LED equivalents, as the original globes are no longer available.
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"However, the suspension lights located on Lake Albert Road will be redesigned to be pole-mounted," they said.
"These changes are a part of Essential Energy's LED program, where Essential Energy is working closely with councils across our network footprint to see 95 per cent of lights converted to more energy-efficient LEDs by 2024.
"Currently, over 95 per cent of all streetlights in Wagga have been converted to LED equivalents, with only 321 remaining and 26 of those are located on Bourke Street and will be replaced over the coming months."
Essential Energy did not respond to questions from The Daily Advertiser as to whether any government body, organisation or person had raised concerns about the lighting on Bourke Street.
The crossing at the Tolland shops has been identified as a "black spot" after being the scene of three or more serious injuries or fatalities in five years within a three-kilometre distance.
Wagga City Council said it is investigating potential upgrades for Bourke Street, including pedestrian-operated traffic lights.
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